Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

76

Olympus PEN E-P3

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
889 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

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competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$740 body only

$799 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Shorter battery life
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$575 body only

$695 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

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

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