Canon Rebel T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

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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

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×73×42 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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

$310 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$759 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

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$247 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$548 - $649

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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Canon Rebel T3
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