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

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$999 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 body only

$499 - $540 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$387 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

Olympus PEN E-P3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
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