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Olympus PEN E-P3

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Olympus PEN E-PL3

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Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

Why is Olympus PEN E-P3 better than Olympus PEN E-PL3?

  • Has a microphone in
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has touch autofocus
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • Has a flash
  • 11.11% faster flash X-sync
    1/180svs0.00625s

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL3 better than Olympus PEN E-P3?

  • 1.83x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    5.5fpsvs3fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 1 better image quality
    52vs51
  • 56.14g lighter
    264.78gvs320.92g
  • 0.48% better color depth
    20.9bitsvs20.8bits
  • 1.98% wider dynamic range
    10.3Evsvs10.1Evs
  • Has manual shutter speed
  • Can be controlled remotely

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

377ppi

326ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.resolution

905 x 679px

783 x 587px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

4. higher resolution (screen)

614k dots

460k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

5.weight

320.92g

264.78g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

6.Is a system camera
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

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Optics

1.focus points

35

35

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

12.3MP

12.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

12800 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.continuous shooting at high resolution

3fps

5.5fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

60fps

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

3.supports AVCHD format
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

330shots

330shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1150mAh

1150mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.noise

539ISO

499ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III

3730ISO

2.image quality

51

52

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850

100

3.color depth

20.8bits

20.9bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

4.dynamic range

10.1Evs

10.3Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.can be controlled remotely
Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-PL3

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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