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

42

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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
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-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$368 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$368 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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.