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 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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$3,587 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Much larger
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$689 body only

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Thicker

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Slightly 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

$291 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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