Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

64

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$360 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$264 body only

$229 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$237

Battery life Much longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$639 body only

$1,165 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

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mistermand (4:43 PM, November 08, 2011)
The first set of images (alongside "Appearance) shows the GF3 (even though it's labeled "GF2").