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

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

Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
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

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Movie format Shoots movies
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$576 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
3D Takes 3D photos
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

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$452 body only

$218 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $649 body only

$399 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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