Updated (August 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

116

Olympus PEN E-PL1

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Lens availability
Many 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 Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$435 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$661 body only

$415 with 5-15mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

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