Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8

Nikon D3100
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL8

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,037k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size (115×67×38 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

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-PL8 Competitors

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 15-45mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Battery life Shorter battery life
Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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Nikon D3100
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Olympus PEN E-PL8
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