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

45

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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 E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$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 Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$291 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Worse color depth
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
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$291 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

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