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

69

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

66

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
222 ms shutter lag
 

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

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$776 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$371 body only

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$776 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$717 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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