Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

62

Olympus PEN E-PM1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Olympus XZ-2 iHS.

competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$499

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2

Pro digicam

$415

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung TL350

Samsung TL350

Compact

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN Mini

Olympus PEN Mini

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$254 body only

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$499

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$573 with 14-45mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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