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

Nikon D3100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Nikon D3100

40

Olympus PEN E-PL1

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

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 EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$247 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

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