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

67

Olympus PEN E-PL1

63

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$299

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$2,192

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Thickness Thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 12-32mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$750

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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