Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

100

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
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

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

galleries

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competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $449 body only

$390 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 body only

$499 with 20-50mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Placeholder

Nikon Coolpix W300

Waterproof

$339 - $387

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

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