Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Nikon D3100

44

Olympus PEN E-PM1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Many lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Size
Really small
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
263 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-PM1.

competitors

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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