Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

46

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,087 body only

$449 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

$445 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-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$309 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$255 with 14mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$341 body only

$421 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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

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