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
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

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
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

Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Slightly faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 17mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$1,299 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$899

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
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.