Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

72

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
312 ms shutter lag
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$325 body only

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$713 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$387 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

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