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
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,030 body only

$848 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$531 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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