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

68

Olympus PEN E-PL1

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
334 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

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 E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$499

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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