Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs 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
Size
Really small
Mid size (121×70×36 mm)
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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$370 - $371

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$967 body only

$1,797 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price More expensive
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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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Lumix DMC-GF2
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PEN E-P1
Olympus

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