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

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"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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

$239 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$503 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay More startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$389 body only

$274 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$503 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-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$239 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$290 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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