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

Built-in focus motor
Badge
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
 

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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.5 EV vs 10.1 EV
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2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
22.7 bits vs 18.7 bits
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Distinguishes 4 more bits of color
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 $778.81
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The best price we've seen is $326 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D90:Pentaprism
              SP-565UZ:Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              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

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Nikon D90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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 D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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

              Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-570 UZ

              Olympus SP-570 UZ

              Super zoom

              $600

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Super zoom

              $349 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $320

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $209

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW No RAW support

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