Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

72

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
241 ms shutter lag
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Really small
Size
Mid size (110×64×37 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
264 g

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-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $598

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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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