Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

80

Olympus PEN E-P3

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
222 ms shutter lag
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P3.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $649 body only

$590 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,522 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$580 - $2,000 body only

$1,140 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$276 body only

$268 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$526 body only

$761 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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