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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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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-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$501 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$291 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$224 body only

$438 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$480 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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