Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

66

Olympus PEN E-P3

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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-LX3.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$459

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$392

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$590 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
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