Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

40

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
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
Weight
Light-weight
264 g

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 Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$951 - $998 body only

$1,015 with 12-60mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Size Significantly larger
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PL1
PEN E-PL1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
Panasonic

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