Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3

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Olympus PEN E-PM1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Really small
Size
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 E-300

Olympus E-300

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$300

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

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
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$499

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$819 body only

$900 with 17mm lens

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

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