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
Really small
Size
Mid size (113×68×33 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
 

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-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
External flash No external flash support
Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Super zoom

$900

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$260 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
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