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
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 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$429 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$538 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much smaller screen

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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.