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

Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

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67

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

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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

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Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$665 body only

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
True resolution Lower true resolution
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$576 - $613 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 with 14mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly smaller
True resolution Lower true resolution

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