Updated (April 2011): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Nikon D5100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Nikon D5100

77

Olympus PEN E-PL2

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×73×42 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
362 g

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-PL2.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Nikon D5100
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Olympus PEN E-PL2
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