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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

81

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

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

$599 - $649 body only

$595 - $699 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

$919 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Much 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

$585 - $2,000 body only

$1,150 - $1,299 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-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Olympus OM-D E-M5
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