General

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Brand
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Olympus Panasonic
Lowest price
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$1,289.30 $778.49
Announced
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June 2011 July 2008

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CCD
Sensor size
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n/a 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Crop factor
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2.1x n/a
Megapixels
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12.2 MP 10 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown 6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes n/a

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.2 MP 10 MP
Native resolution
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4032 × 3024 3648 × 2736
Pixel size
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18.4 µm² 5.2 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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460k dots 460k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes n/a

Lenses

Lens availability
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108 lenses n/a
Lens mount
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Micro Four Thirds n/a

Form factor

Size
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110×64×34 mm 109×60×27 mm
Depth
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1.3" 1.1"
Weight
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263 g 265 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes No
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No n/a
Built-in focus motor
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No n/a

Viewfinder

Type
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None None

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps 720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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No Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Unknown
Continuous focus
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Yes n/a
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 60fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps
  1. 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  3. 480p @ 30fps
  4. 848 x 480 @ 30fps
  5. 720p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes No
HDR
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No No
3D
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Yes No
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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1800 ms 2300 ms
Shutter lag
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246 ms 770 ms
Battery life
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330 shots 380 shots
Continuous shooting
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5.5 fps 2.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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35 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/2000s
Min
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60s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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No Yes
Popup
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n/a Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. MMC
  2. SD
  3. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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52.0 39.0
Color depth
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21 bits 19.6 bits
Dynamic range
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10.3 EV 10.8 EV
Low light performance
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499 ISO 94 ISO

Lens

Zoom
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n/a 2.5x
Wide angle
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n/a 24 mm
Telephoto
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n/a 60 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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n/a f/2
Aperture (telephoto)
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n/a f/2.8
Macro focus
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n/a 1.0 cm
Olympus PEN E-PM1
PEN E-PM1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
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