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

Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Nikon D3100

39

Olympus PEN E-PL2

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
1
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in 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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$348 body only

$426 with 18-55mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$273 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay More startup delay
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$537 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

discussion

Nikon D3100
D3100
Nikon

Report a correction
Olympus PEN E-PL2
PEN E-PL2
Olympus

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments