Olympus PEN E-P1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$329 body only

$599 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$170

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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 XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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.