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

Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Nikon D3100

38

Olympus PEN E-PL2

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×73×42 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
1.7"

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$453 body only

$350 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$317 body only

$520 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$429 body only

$265 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$248 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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