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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
312 ms shutter lag

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

$284 body only

$360 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$665 body only

$378 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$266 - $449 body only

$439 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$425 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
External flash Supports an external flash
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies

discussion

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

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