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
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
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

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$492 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$416 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$598 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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