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
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
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

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$375 - $779 body only

$549 - $899 with 15-45mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$450 with 14-45mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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