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

47

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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
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

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$403 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$397 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-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $1,049 body only

$799 - $1,049 with 17mm 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-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

$400 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

$685 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $999 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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Olympus PEN E-P3
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