Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

64

Olympus PEN E-PM1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps

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

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Pro digicam

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$430

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Olympus Stylus SH-2

Olympus Stylus SH-2

Travel zoom

$469

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$360 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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