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
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-GX1

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

$276 body only

$268 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$526 body only

$761 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 PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$286 body only

$329 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly smaller
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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Olympus PEN E-P3
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