Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

71

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

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
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-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 17mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$602

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$486 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Slightly thicker

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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