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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
246 ms shutter lag
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 Mini

Olympus PEN Mini

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$254 body only

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$499

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$573 with 14-45mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$802 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Startup delay More startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

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").