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

75

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
900 ms startup delay
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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