Updated (June 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

48

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P3.
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competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$630 body only

$693 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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