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

Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$408 body only

$238 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$275 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$205 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$390 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$408 body only

$238 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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