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
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$380

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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
Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Slightly faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 17mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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