Olympus PEN E-P1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P1

61

Olympus PEN E-PL1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
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
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
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-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,030 body only

$848 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$531 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 - $499 body only

$500 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 with 17mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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.