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

Nikon D5100 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Nikon D5100

74

Olympus PEN E-P3

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$944 body only

$462 with 5-15mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Slightly smaller
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Nikon D5100
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