Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs 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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
 

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

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

$170 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$249 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,399 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$205 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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