Updated (September, 2010): Compare the Nikon D7000 vs Olympus SP-565UZ

Nikon D90

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Nikon D90

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Olympus SP-565UZ

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Olympus SP-565UZ

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-565UZ

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 116x84x81 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Weight
Light-weight
413 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D90

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Overall image quality Much better image quality 73.0 vs 30.0
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Around 2.5x better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 930k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 22.7 bits vs 18.7 bits
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Distinguishes 4 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.5 EV vs 10.1 EV
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2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 13x larger sensor
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 977 ISO vs 68 ISO
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The D90 has excellent image quality 3.8 f-stops higher ISO than the SP-565UZ
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-565UZ

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Smaller 116x84x81 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 413 g vs 703 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $452.90 vs $792.36
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The best price we've seen is $339 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D90:Pentaprism
              SP-565UZ:Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D90:3"
              SP-565UZ:3.2"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              D90:132x103x77 mm
              SP-565UZ:116x84x81 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              D90:720p @ 24fps
              SP-565UZ:480p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $886 with 55-200mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $490 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $529

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S2 IS

              Canon PowerShot S2 IS

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Screen size Much larger screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $390

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Supports RAW No RAW support

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