Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

46

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$408 body only

$238 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay More startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$260 with 14mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$452 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Size Larger

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
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