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

100

Olympus PEN E-P3

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
 

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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

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 NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Supports 24p No 24p support

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$772 body only

$659 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
Sony

Report a correction
Olympus PEN E-P3
PEN E-P3
Olympus

Report a correction

Showing 1 comments

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.