Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Placeholder

Nikon Coolpix W300

Waterproof

$339 - $387

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Samsung NX200

Samsung NX200

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$832 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
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