Canon Rebel T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Canon Rebel T3

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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
 

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 - $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

$743 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$375 - $779 body only

$549 - $899 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

Canon Rebel T3
Rebel T3
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Olympus PEN E-PL2
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Olympus

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