Updated (November 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P3

48

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Great battery life
Battery life
330 shots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
703 ISO
True resolution
High true resolution
16 MP
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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-GX1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$263

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$515 - $798

Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$295 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$704 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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Olympus PEN E-P3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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