Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
900 ms startup delay
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
222 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
264 g
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$939 body only

$460 with 5-15mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

External flash Supports an external flash
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$243

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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