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

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
241 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$370 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$323 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Color depth Better color depth
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,267 body only

$375 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$323 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$743 body only

$342 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$442 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

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