Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

66

Olympus PEN E-PM1

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great battery life
Battery life
380 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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-LX3.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$459

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$392

Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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