• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 624.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P90 advantages over Olympus SZ-31MR

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    13 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Olympus SZ-31MR advantages over Nikon P90

  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 99 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    226g vs 495g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 1.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax X70

Nikon P90
Pentax X70
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter
Olympus SZ-31MR
Pentax X70
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon P100

Nikon P90
Nikon P100
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Olympus SZ-31MR
Nikon P100
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax X90

Nikon P90
Pentax X90
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
Olympus SZ-31MR
Pentax X90
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus SZ-30MR

Nikon P90
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
Olympus SZ-31MR
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Nikon P90
Olympus SH-50
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Olympus SZ-31MR
Olympus SH-50
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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