Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

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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-PM1

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

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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 E-PM1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$777 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

$370 body only

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$295 body only

$358 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Heavier

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