Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

70

Olympus PEN E-PM1

37

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
246 ms shutter lag
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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $455

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$462 body only

$676 with 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$530

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,515 with 18-105mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$429 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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