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

46

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
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
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
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
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D90's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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
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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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        D90:3,200 ISO
        SP-565UZ:1,600 ISO
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        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 D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

        Nikon D90 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $749 - $1,050 body only

        $930 - $1,385 with 18-105mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $449 - $520 body only

        $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

        $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 with 18-140mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
        Size Slightly larger

        Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus SP-620 UZ

        Olympus 620 UZ

        Travel zoom

        $144

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Olympus SP-810 UZ

        Super zoom

        $170 - $200

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Olympus SP-560 UZ

        Olympus SP-560 UZ

        Super zoom

        Size Slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Super zoom

        $529

        Size Slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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