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

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$598 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$219 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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