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

70

Olympus PEN E-PL1

65

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
434 ms shutter lag
 

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
Thickness
Thin
1.7"

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-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$366 - $679 body only

$499 - $549 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$553

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$563 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$937 body only

$845 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

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

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