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

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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 E-PM1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$403 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$397 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$451 - $1,049 body only

$799 - $1,049 with 17mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$245 body only

$278 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger

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