Updated (November 2011): Compare the Olympus PEN E-P2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Olympus PEN E-P2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

95

Olympus PEN E-P2

95

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-P2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$695

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External flash No external flash support
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$737 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus PEN E-P2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price More expensive

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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Olympus PEN E-P2
PEN E-P2
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