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

78

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
380 ms shutter lag
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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 P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$449 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$599

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$500

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$363 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Thickness Slightly thinner
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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