Updated (June 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Olympus PEN E-PL3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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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
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-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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-GF2.

competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,091 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

$250 body only

$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-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$180 body only

$265 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$384 with 20mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
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