Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

71

Olympus PEN E-PL2

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
573 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
55.0
Color depth
Great color depth
21.4 bits
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

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

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$577 body only

$498 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

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