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

Olympus PEN E-P2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

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64

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

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$870 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 with 14-45mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

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Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
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Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$665 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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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.