Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Olympus PEN E-P1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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-P1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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