Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

73

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Weight
Light-weight
264 g
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$507 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$669 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Olympus PEN E-P3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
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