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

Samsung NX100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Samsung NX100

44

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1100 ms startup delay
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$328 with 20-50mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$699

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$319 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$390 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

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