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Advantages of the Olympus E-PM1

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The E-PM1's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5.5 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
330 shots vs 300 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
263 g vs 355 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
110×64×34 mm vs 121×70×36 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.3" vs 1.4"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus E-P2

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$589.95 vs $1,289.30
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The best price we've seen is $699 cheaper (2.2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              108 lenses
              Size Fairly small Help
              E-PM1110×64×34 mm
              E-P2121×70×36 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              E-PM11.3"
              E-P21.4"
              Weight Light weight Help
              E-PM1263 g
              E-P2355 g
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              E-PM11080p @ 60fps
              E-P2720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              E-PM1460k dots
              E-P2230k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12.2 MP
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              E-PM112,800 ISO
              E-P23,200 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              E-PM15.5 fps
              E-P23 fps

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