• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 33.00mm - 165.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Fujifilm AX300 advantages over Olympus E-P3

  • Less expensive
    $100 vs $900 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos

Olympus E-P3 advantages over Fujifilm AX300

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.29 vs 1.44 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    614k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.1 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1400 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely fast autofocus; Pop-up flash and AF-assist lamp; Full HD recording; wisely limited focus for touchscreen; excellent print quality results; removable grip.

  • Larger than some competitors (see E-PL3 if you prefer a smaller camera); strong noise suppression; touchscreen easily activated by mistake; list of options is overwhelming; shoulder strap D-rings are noisy.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PL2

Fujifilm AX300
Olympus E-PL2
  • $92
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $600
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-P3
Olympus E-PL2
  • $561
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • More dots on screen
  • $600
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-PL3

Fujifilm AX300
Olympus E-PL3
  • $92
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-P3
Olympus E-PL3
  • $561
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Internal flash
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm AX550

Fujifilm AX300
Fujifilm AX550
  • $92
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus E-P3
Fujifilm AX550
  • $561
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon L26

Fujifilm AX300
Nikon L26
  • $92
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
Olympus E-P3
Nikon L26
  • $561
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $120
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm AX650

Fujifilm AX300
Fujifilm AX650
  • $92
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $115
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus E-P3
Fujifilm AX650
  • $561
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $115
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
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