Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL1

65

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
21.5 bits
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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Compact (108×67×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$623 body only

$220 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$554 body only

$730 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$398

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

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