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"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$291 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$488 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$368 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

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