Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Olympus PEN E-P1

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Olympus PEN E-P1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1300 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
434 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

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

$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

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Slightly faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag

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