Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL1

60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

56

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

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
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-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 with 17mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$959

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Olympus PEN E-PL1
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