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Compact System Camera Size Comparisons

Compact System Camera Size Comparisons - We have a look at the Panasonic Lumix GF3, Sony NEX-5N, and Olympus PEN E-PL3 side by side, some of the smallest mirrorless cameras from Panasonic, Sony and Olympus.

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Category : Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product : Sony NEX-5N
Price : £91
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Sony NEX-5N with Olympus E-PL3
Panasoninc GF3 with Olympus E-PL3

The Sony NEX-5N is the new ultra compact system camera from Sony, the Panasonic Lumix GF3 is the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera with built in flash, and the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 is one of the smallest Olympus PEN cameras available, until the PEN Mini arrives.

Size / weight comparison table:


Sony NEX-5N Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Panasonic Lumix GF3
210g body only 265g body only 222g body only
110.8mm (W) 109.5mm 107.7mm (W)
58.8mm (H) 63.7mm 67.1mm (H)
38.2mm (D) 37.3mm 32.5mm (D)

These measurements are for the body only, and excludes any additional attachments, such as lens, or flash.

Sony NEX-5N next to the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3


Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Sony NEX-5N with Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Panasonic Lumix GF3 next to the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3


GF3 next to EPL3
GF3 next to EPL3

GF3 next to EPL3
GF3 next to EPL3

GF3 next to EPL3
GF3 next to EPL3

GF3 next to EPL3
GF3 next to EPL3

Read our Sony NEX-5N First Impressions Review.
Read our
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Review.
Read our
Panasonic Lumix GF3 Review.

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