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

Samsung NX100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Samsung NX100

45

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
62.0
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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

$240 with 20-50mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$376 body only

$299 - $606 with 20-50mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 with 15-45mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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

$350 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

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$265 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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