Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

73

Olympus PEN E-PM1

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$507 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
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
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 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 E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm 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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