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

72

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$599 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Travel zoom

$362

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$543 body only

$699 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 - $429 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

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