Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

35

Olympus PEN E-PL1

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

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
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
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

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$355 body only

$531 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$462 - $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

$890 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$743 body only

$333 with 14-42mm lens

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

discussion

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