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

47

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$428 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$249 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 body only

$949 with 17mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$249 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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