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

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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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

$659 body only

$999 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$756 with 12-32mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$599 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
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

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