Updated (November 2010): Compare the Olympus PEN E-PL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

72

Olympus PEN E-PL1

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
337 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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-GF2.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$424

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $998 body only

$499 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,568 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-GF2
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Olympus PEN E-PL1
PEN E-PL1
Olympus

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