Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3

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Olympus PEN E-PM1

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Really small
Size
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $448

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

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