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

71

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

70

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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"
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

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-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-GF2 Competitors

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$1,076

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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