Canon Rebel T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Canon Rebel T3

37

Olympus PEN E-PL2

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great battery life
Battery life
700 shots
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Mid size (115×73×42 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL2.

competitors

Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$541 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$497 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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Canon Rebel T3
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