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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Color depth
Great color depth
21.4 bits

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 Significantly shorter battery life
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
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$616 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly larger

Olympus PEN E-P1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$554 body only

$748 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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