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

68

Olympus PEN E-PL1

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Thin
Thickness
1.4"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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
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-P2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-P2 Competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$563 body only

$337 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$563 body only

$337 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$1,299 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

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.