Updated (June 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

46

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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-PL1.

competitors

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

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$269 - $349

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$310 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Significantly 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

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

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