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

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

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competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

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
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

$668 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $549 body only

$500 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

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

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

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

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