Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Olympus PEN E-P1

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

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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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$273 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$537 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$537 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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