Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

34

Olympus PEN E-PL1

29

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

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
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 Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$390 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$408 body only

$238 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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