Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of NX1100 vs E-PL5

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NX1100
8.8
PEN E-PL5
8.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NX1100
5.1
PEN E-PL5
5.3
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NX1100
10.0
PEN E-PL5
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NX1100
9.3
PEN E-PL5
9.5
Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com and 1001noisycameras.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of NX1100 vs PEN E-PL5

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

NX1100
852 ISO
PEN E-PL5
889 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX1100
8 fps
PEN E-PL5
8 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

NX1100
320 photos
PEN E-PL5
360 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

NX1100
23.0 bits
PEN E-PL5
22.8 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

NX1100
12.5 ev
PEN E-PL5
12.3 ev

Features Key features of the NX1100  vs PEN E-PL5 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NX1100
20 MP
PEN E-PL5
15.9 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

NX1100
18.5 microns
PEN E-PL5
14.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

NX1100  vs
PEN E-PL5 
Type CMOS LiveMOS
Megapixels 20 MP 15.9 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648 4608 x 3456
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points 15 35

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 8 fps 8 fps
Battery life 320 360
Continuous shooting
8 fps, JPEG
8 fps, RAW
8 fps

video

NX1100  vs
PEN E-PL5 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MP4, MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 114 x 63.2 x 39.8 mm 111 x 64 x 38 mm
Thickness 39.8 mm 38 mm
Weight 119 g 325 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
WiFi Yes None
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes Yes
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Samsung NX1100
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Olympus PEN E-PL5
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