Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Canon EOS 30D

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

40

Canon EOS 30D

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 30D

Lens availability
Many lenses available
220 lenses
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 30D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EOS 30D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$394 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Larger screen
Live view Has live view
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PM1
PEN E-PM1
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Canon EOS 30D
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Canon

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