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
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
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

$255 with 20-50mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$629 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$390 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$408 body only

$238 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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