Olympus PEN E-P1 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Olympus PEN E-P1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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
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 OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$529 - $899 body only

$635 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$488 with 17mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Better color depth
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

$218 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$363 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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.