Updated (June 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

48

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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-PL1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$263

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$295 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$470 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$519 body only

$899 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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