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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen size
Large screen
3"
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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 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

$350 body only

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$245 body only

$278 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$322 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$306 body only

$395 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PM1
PEN E-PM1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
Panasonic

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