Olympus PEN E-PM1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM1

73

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

71

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
Great battery life
Battery life
330 shots
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
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 E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $998 body only

$499 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

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
Weight Lighter
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PM1
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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").