Updated (June 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-P2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

66

Olympus PEN E-P2

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
614k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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 PEN E-P2.

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
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 PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-P2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price More expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Avatar for DavidBerman DavidBerman (3:16 AM, July 11, 2011)
It is substantial that you should mention that the Ep2 comes with the electronic viewfinder in the box, while the ep3 does not include it... that's a $300 accessory.