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

102

Olympus PEN E-PL1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
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
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 Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,598 with 18-135mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$717 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$580 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 with 17mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Sigma DP2X

Sigma DP2X

Boutique

Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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