Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

75

Olympus PEN E-P3

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$576 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$799 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$291 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-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$799 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-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 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

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