Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

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64

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60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
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

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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-PL1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$665 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$1,299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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