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

Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
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73

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64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
900 ms startup delay
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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

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

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

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Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$665 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$758 body only

$878 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$330 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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