Updated (August 2010): Compare the Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Nikon D3100

64

Olympus PEN E-PL1

48

Runner-up

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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
334 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-PL1.

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 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
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$424

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Much larger
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $998 body only

$499 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,568 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Nikon D3100
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Olympus PEN E-PL1
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