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

46

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

43

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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

$218 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$290 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$529 - $899 body only

$635 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$400 - $449 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$510 body only

$748 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger

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Olympus PEN E-P3
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