Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Olympus PEN E-PM1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 body only

$305 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$247 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay More startup delay

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$247 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$548 - $649

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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