Updated (January 2011): Compare the Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Nikon D3100

69

Olympus PEN E-PL2

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×73×42 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
362 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL2.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$467 body only

$806 with 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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