Olympus PEN E-PM2 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM2

100

Olympus PEN E-PM1

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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-PM1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM2.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Competitors

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$106 body only

$280 with 14mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$1,148 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Heavier

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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