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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
337 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Mid size (113×68×33 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$389 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$514 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
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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