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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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

$430 - $549 body only

$449 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,653 with 14-150mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
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

$800 - $899 body only

$899 with 60-1mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$433 body only

$540 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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

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