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

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

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
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-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$659 body only

$999 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$756 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Travel zoom

$362

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$543 body only

$699 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 - $429 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

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