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

71

Olympus PEN E-PL1

67

Runner-up

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
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-PL1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$214 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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