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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

100

Olympus PEN E-P3

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
71.0
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

$497 - $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

$1,649 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,090 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

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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