Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Olympus PEN E-P1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Olympus PEN E-P1

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
337 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Color depth
Great color depth
21.4 bits
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$368 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$438 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$947 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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