Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
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38

Olympus PEN E-PL1

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Pro digicam

$1,199

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

Super zoom

$556

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
External flash No external flash support

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 12-32mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$750

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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