Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

39

Olympus PEN E-PL1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Great image quality
Overall image quality
67.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.8 EV
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
 

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$818 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$520 - $799 body only

$629 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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