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

74

Olympus PEN E-P3

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.4 EV
 

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 a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$1,099 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$403 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $1,049 body only

$799 - $1,049 with 17mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$390 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

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