Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

72

Olympus PEN E-PL2

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$1,038 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$260 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$541 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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