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

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
360 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

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

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-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$378 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 body only

$925 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $679 body only

$485 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$598 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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