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

Samsung NX100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Samsung NX100

46

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
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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 NX1100

Samsung NX1100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$492 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Much larger
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $779 body only

$549 - $899 with 15-45mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger

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