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

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60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Mid size (122×69×34 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

galleries

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

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

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,140 body only

$1,982 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

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Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$665 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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