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

74

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
703 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
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-GX1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 body only

$802 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$498

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$438

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

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