Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-P2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

70

Olympus PEN E-P2

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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-P2.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-P2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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