Olympus PEN E-PM2 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM2

100

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
480 shots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM2.
Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3N.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Heavier
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,110 body only

$1,216 with 12-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 - $899 body only

$999 - $1,000 with 14-150mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Sony Alpha NEX-3N Competitors

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$446 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

discussion

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