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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Olympus PEN E-P2

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Olympus PEN E-PL1

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
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

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,128 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$490 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$743 body only

$323 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$452 body only

$260 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$743 body only

$323 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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.