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

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
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-7.

competitors

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 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

$550 body only

Focus points More focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-P3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$507 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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