Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Olympus PEN E-P1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
506 ISO
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
536 ISO
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Color depth
Great color depth
21.4 bits
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$472 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$519 body only

$690 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger

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