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

Samsung NX100 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Samsung NX100

44

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX100

Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
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
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 NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$299 with 20-50mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$460 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Built-in flash No built-in flash

discussion

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