Canon Rebel T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$750 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly 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 E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$438 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$276 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay More startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

Canon Rebel T3
Rebel T3
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Olympus PEN E-PL2
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