Updated (January 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
337 ms shutter lag
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Color depth
Great color depth
21.4 bits
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1300 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$110 body only

$305 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

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-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
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

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:28 PM, March 12, 2011)
Looks like we made a mistake there. In our specs we had that the PL2 had video autofocus, but that it didn't do "continuous autofocus" in videos, it looks like it does do that, so we've corrected that, thanks!
 
Rey (0:34 AM, March 12, 2011)
So you guys are saying that Olympus epl2 doesn't have video autofocus