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

Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Travel zoom

$210

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$317 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,091 body only

$900 with 17mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$317 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$490

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

discussion

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