Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

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Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Fujifilm XQ2

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

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Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$878 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
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Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$583 body only

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen

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