Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

38

Olympus PEN E-PL1

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Great image quality
Overall image quality
67.0
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.8 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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 Alpha DSLR-A380.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$389 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$268 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
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

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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