Canon Rebel T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Canon Rebel T3

38

Olympus PEN E-PL2

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

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

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger 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

$416 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

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$366 - $679 body only

$499 - $549 with 15-45mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Canon Rebel T3
Rebel T3
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Olympus PEN E-PL2
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Olympus

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