Updated (January 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL2

69

Olympus PEN E-PL1

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
573 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
55.0
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
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
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-PL1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$260 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$539 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$497 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Leica TL

Leica TL

Boutique

$1,295 - $2,049

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$953 body only

$859 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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