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

76

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

70

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
259 ms shutter lag
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 Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 with 16-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,305 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$378 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$782 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$406 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
True resolution Lower true resolution

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Olympus PEN E-P3
PEN E-P3
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Lumix DMC-GX1
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