Olympus PEN E-P1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
536 ISO
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-P1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$480 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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Yepee9 (3:28 PM, February 24, 2012)
how much difference in price ?
 
Coroon1 (1:21 PM, February 17, 2012)
Don't think twice - buy E-P1.
AF - same
H.ISO - E-P1 better ! iso 3200 looks like iso 1600 in E-PL1
LCD - E-P1 has bigger - in E-PL1 is smaller and hum like put inside in body (more deep)
BUTTONS - E-P1 has scroll ! and its better to configure. EP-1 looks faster in menu and buttons reaction than E-Pl1.
E-P1 is more heavy BUT u feel like U have great camera - E-PL1 is lighter and feels like more plastic or less quality aluminium.

Two cameras are great and produce great pictures but E-P1 is elder and in my opinion better to buy. Not always  NEW means BETTER - remember.