Updated (August 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

101

Olympus PEN E-P3

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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 Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$322 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $548 body only

$490 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Weight Lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much more startup delay

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Avatar for Low Budget Dave Low Budget Dave (11:31 PM, September 26, 2011)
The Olympus has a much faster focus.  If you are chasing around your kid, you will like it better.