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

66

Olympus PEN E-PL1

58

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.
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competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$777 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 - $499 body only

$500 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 with 17mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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