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
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$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

$1,190 with 14-54mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
PEN E-PL3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-GF2
Panasonic

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