Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

52

Olympus PEN E-PL1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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 Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weight Slightly lighter
Live view No live view
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$214 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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