Updated (August 2008): Compare the Nikon D90 vs Olympus SP-565UZ

Nikon D90 vs 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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Weight
Light-weight
413 g

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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 size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
930k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution 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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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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash 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
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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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Advantages of the Olympus SP-565UZ

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Smaller
116×84×81 mm vs 132×103×77 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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D90Pentaprism
              SP-565UZDigital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D903"
              SP-565UZ3.2"
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              D90720p @ 24fps
              SP-565UZ480p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              D90132×103×77 mm
              SP-565UZ116×84×81 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,649 body only

              $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage

              Nikon D90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $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 Shorter battery life
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,197 body only

              $1,235 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Slightly larger
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 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
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage

              Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $270 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Olympus SP-570 UZ

              Olympus SP-570 UZ

              Super zoom

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Olympus PEN E-PL6

              Olympus PEN E-PL6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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