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

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

Size
Really small
Standard size (115×84×47 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Weight
Light-weight
336 g
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$349 - $649 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

$1,075 body only

$1,343 with 12-50mm 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

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $250

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$554 body only

$415 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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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