Updated (June 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Nikon D5100 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Nikon D5100

57

Olympus PEN E-P3

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Size
Really small
Mid size (122×69×34 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P3.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$799 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$351 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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