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

45

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
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

$495 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$428 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$260 body only

$349 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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