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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$245 body only

$245 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$275 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$184 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,345 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$245 body only

$245 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
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