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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

81

Olympus PEN E-P3

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

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
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Size
Really small
Mid size (122×69×34 mm)
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

$439 - $450 body only

$499 - $500 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$808 body only

$1,327 with 12-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,300 body only

$1,660 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$263

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$515 - $798

Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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