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

Samsung NX100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
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64

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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)

galleries

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

Samsung NX100 Competitors

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Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$615 with 20-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly larger
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Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$758 body only

$878 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$330 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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