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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
222 ms shutter lag
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.
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

$449 body only

$465 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,121 body only

$1,351 with 12-50mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 - $799 body only

$1,249 with 17mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$228 with 14-42mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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