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

63

Olympus PEN E-PL1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

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
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 L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $284

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Wide angle Better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$380

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$563 body only

$337 with 14-42mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$1,299 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

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