Updated (August 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7 vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Winner
Sony NEX-7

100

Olympus PEN E-P3

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

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-7.

competitors

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points More focus points
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$699 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Focus points More focus points
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $898 body only

$906 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$956 body only

$468 with 5-15mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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