Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

72

Olympus PEN E-PL2

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Great battery life
Battery life
330 shots
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1300 ms startup delay
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

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$971 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $599 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$366 - $679 body only

$499 - $549 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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