EP-3 vs EPL-3 vs EPM1 (image quality)

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by webmonkey8, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. webmonkey8

    webmonkey8 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 17, 2012
    For all things being equal, I'm just wondering if anyone here knows if there's a difference in image quality for these 3 cameras using the same lens, eg., 45mm 1.8f.
    Also, which camera would perform best with the Panasonic 20mm? I've read that the EP-3 would be the better camera for in body stabilization. Is this true?

    Your thoughts?
  2. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    ^ Other than quick touch focusing, only IS benefits I see with the EP-3 is that you can hold the camera more still since it's a tad heavier. :tongue:
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    All three cameras produce the same image quality, and they will all work as well with the 20mm/1.7. The differences in Olympus bodies from the same release time, are generally always in body build and form factor, not performance attributes like image quality or speed. Olympus does not "cripple" lower-end cameras as some manufactures do, but instead put the best they have available into each model.
  4. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
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    I have an E P3 and an E PM1 and use the 20 and 45 on both.
    I see no differences in images (good or bad).
    I prefer my E P3 but often use the mini for size and simplicity.