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

Nikon D5100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

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36

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

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Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$632 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$492 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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