Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

67

Olympus PEN E-PL2

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
 

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

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competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$296 body only

$359 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Heavier
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$499

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$338 - $629 body only

$699 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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