Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

47

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$907 body only

$900 with 17mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$650 with 16-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$187

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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