Updated (February 2010): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-P2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-P2

60

Olympus PEN E-PL1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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-P2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P2 Competitors

Sigma DP2s

Sigma DP2s

Boutique

$790

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $455

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

discussion

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Avatar for Alex Black Alex Black (2:41 PM, May 02, 2010)
One subtle difference between these two is that the PEN E-P2 has a dial on the back of the body to control say changing aperture, whereas the PEN E-LP1 doesn't, instead you have to use the buttons.