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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
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-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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 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

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$572 body only

$668 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$310 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$286 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$350 with 14mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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

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