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

Size
Really small
Mid size (110×64×37 mm)
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$501 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 E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$799 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 E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Better color depth
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$674 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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