Olympus E-PM1
Mirrorless Camera
vs Samsung NX100
Mirrorless Camera

What’s good about the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Best price $349
  • Weighs a lot less than the NX100 7.65 oz vs 14.5 oz
  • Smaller body size 14 in³ vs 18 in³
  • 19% more battery life 500 shots vs 420 shots
  • Has longer exposure available 60 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Newer camera October 2011 vs September 2010
  • Better video capture 1080p 30fps vs 720p 30fps
  • Has panorama image capture NX100 does not have panorama
  • Has 3D capture capabilities NX100 does not have 3D

What’s good about the Samsung NX100

Best price
$210
  • Significantly cheaper street price $210 vs $349
  • Higher sensor resolution 14.5 MP vs 12.3 MP
  • Significantly larger image sensor 365 mm² vs 225 mm²
  • Higher resolution rear screen 614k dots vs 460k dots

What the Olympus E-PM1 and Samsung NX100 have in common

  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • interchangeable lenses
  • HDMI port
  • RAW capture
  • hot shoe

What’s missing from both the Olympus E-PM1 and the Samsung NX100

  • No HDR processing
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No Wi-Fi
  • No flip out viewscreen

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