Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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 OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 - $899 body only

$999 - $1,000 with 14-150mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $499 body only

$449 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 - $2,799 body only

$3,499 with 24-105mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$625 body only

$587 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$423 body only

$752 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$107 body only

$300 with 14mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
External flash Supports an external flash
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PM1
PEN E-PM1
Olympus

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
Panasonic

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