Updated (September, 2010): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Olympus E-600

Nikon D90

Winner
Nikon D90

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Olympus E-600

27

Olympus E-600

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-600

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 130x94x60 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D90

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Movie format
Shoots movies
720p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
977 ISO vs 541 ISO
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The D90 has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
73.0 vs 55.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.5 EV vs 10.3 EV
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2.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
22.7 bits vs 21.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
930k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.63x vs 0.48x
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More than 70% larger viewfinder
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
205 lenses vs 40 lenses
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More than 5x more lenses available
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.5 fps vs 4 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size
Much smaller
130x94x60 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight
Significantly lighter
515 g vs 703 g
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Around 30% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D90:720p @ 24fps
              E-600:None
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              D90:6,400 ISO
              E-600:None
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12.2 MP
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              D90:96%
              E-600:95%
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D90:4.5 fps
              E-600:4 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger

              Nikon D90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              Olympus E-600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Size Much larger
              Olympus E-620

              Olympus E-620

              Entry-level DSLR

              $454 with 14-42mm lens

              Color depth Worse color depth
              Olympus E-520

              Olympus E-520

              Entry-level DSLR

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $383

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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