Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

100

Olympus PEN E-P3

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
360 shots
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

$312 body only

$378 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 body only

$925 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $679 body only

$485 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$956 body only

$468 with 5-15mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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