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

Samsung NX100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Samsung NX100

69

Olympus PEN E-PL1

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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
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

$440 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$355 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$808 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $999 body only

$635 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

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