Canon Rebel T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Canon Rebel T3

37

Olympus PEN E-PL2

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon Rebel T3 over the Olympus PEN E-PL2.
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

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
Thickness
Thin
1.7"

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

$350 - $399 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

$515 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 T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

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

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

Canon Rebel T3
Rebel T3
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Olympus PEN E-PL2
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Olympus

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