Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
241 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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"
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$290 body only

$399 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-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,345 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$239 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

$322 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$349 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

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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