Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

51

Olympus PEN E-PL1

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)
Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
334 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P510.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$509

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$447

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$230

Macro focus Better macro capability
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$349 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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