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

62

Olympus PEN E-PL1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
334 g
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$219 - $229

Weight Slightly lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$169 - $199

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$187

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$474 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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