Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

75

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
889 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Size
Really small
Mid size (110×64×37 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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-PL5.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$799 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Shorter battery life
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$575 body only

$668 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$907 body only

$435 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$907 body only

$435 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Better color depth
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$674 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger

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