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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
241 ms shutter lag
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
 

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-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$428 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

$495 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

$350 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

$184 body only

$283 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 14-45mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$661 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth

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