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

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
222 ms shutter lag

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

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$579 with 16-50mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$782 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$534 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$412 body only

$733 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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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.