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 speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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 P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$300

Screen size Larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$419

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

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$199 - $279

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

$370 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

$299 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 - $549 body only

$428 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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