Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus E-3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

42

Olympus E-3

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Mid size (122×69×34 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-3

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$590 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus E-3 Competitors

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$532 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,099 body only

$2,098 with 14-150mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

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