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

70

Olympus PEN E-PL2

70

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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
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
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

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$1,076

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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

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