Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1300 ms startup delay
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$389 body only

$275 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$442 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay More startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$442 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$205 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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