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

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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

$349 body only

$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

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
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

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
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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