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Advantages of the Olympus E-P2

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$589.95 vs $899.99
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The best price we've seen is $310 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GF1

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 300 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Weight
Slightly lighter
330 g vs 355 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              108 lenses
              Size Fairly small Help
              E-P2121×70×36 mm
              DMC-GF1119×71×36 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              1.4"
              Weight Light weight Help
              E-P2355 g
              DMC-GF1330 g
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              E-P2$589.95
              DMC-GF1$899.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              E-P2230k dots
              DMC-GF1460k dots
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              E-P212.2 MP
              DMC-GF112 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather

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              PEN E-P2
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