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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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

$184 body only

$275 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$249 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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