Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
826 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
71.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Weight
Light-weight
336 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $650 body only

$540 - $700 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

$2,138 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
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

$1,660 with 12-40mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$604 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Lower true resolution
Samsung NX11

Samsung NX11

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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