Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

46

Olympus PEN E-PL1

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Large screen
Screen size
3"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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-PL1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$265 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$184 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$209 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay More startup delay

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 - $549 body only

$441 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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