Olympus PEN E-P1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P1

68

Olympus PEN E-PL1

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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

Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$554 body only

$730 with 20-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution 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
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$400

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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.