General

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Brand
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Olympus Olympus
Lowest price
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$434.95 $378.00
Announced
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January 2011 June 2011

Sensor

Type
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NMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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2.1x 2.1x
Megapixels
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12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None 12,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Native resolution
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4032 × 3024 4032 × 3024
Pixel size
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18.4 µm² 18.4 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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460k dots 460k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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108 lenses 108 lenses
Lens mount
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Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds

Form factor

Size
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115×73×42 mm 110×64×37 mm
Depth
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1.7" 1.5"
Weight
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362 g 313 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None None

Movies

Format
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720p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes Yes
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  3. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes Yes
HDR
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No No
3D
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No Yes
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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1300 ms 2100 ms
Shutter lag
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434 ms 241 ms
Battery life
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280 shots 300 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 5.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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11 35
Cross type focus points
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0 Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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60s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes No
Popup
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Yes n/a
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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55.0 52.0
Color depth
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21.4 bits 20.9 bits
Dynamic range
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10.2 EV 10.3 EV
Low light performance
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573 ISO 499 ISO
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