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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Really small
Size
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Light-weight
Weight
263 g
 

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"
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,515 with 18-105mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$700

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$648 - $782

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$538 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Startup delay Much 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").