Updated (September 2010): Compare the Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Samsung NX100

73

Olympus PEN E-PL1

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1100 ms startup delay
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX100.

competitors

Samsung NX100 Competitors

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Weight Significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Travel zoom

$348

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX11

Samsung NX11

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Weight Significantly heavier

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$214 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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