• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon SL3 advantages over Olympus E-PL10

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus E-PL10 advantages over Canon SL3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon SL3
Nikon D5600
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Olympus E-PL10
Nikon D5600
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T7i

Canon SL3
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More cross-type AF points
Olympus E-PL10
Canon T7i
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon SL3
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Olympus E-PL10
Canon SL2
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T7

Canon SL3
Canon T7
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Olympus E-PL10
Canon T7
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon SL3
Nikon D3500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-PL10
Nikon D3500
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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