Olympus PEN E-PM2 vs Samsung NX20

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PM2

100

Samsung NX20

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX20

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM2.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX20.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Heavier
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Samsung NX20 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$344 - $449

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

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PEN E-PM2
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