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The Olympus E-P2 vs the E-PL1

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Olympus just took the wraps off its new $600 E-PL1 micro four thirds camera the other day and your main question is still probably what’s the difference between the new model and the previously-announced E-P2. At least that was our primary question. There is a $500 price difference after all. So here you go, the main differences.

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E-PL1 advantages over E-P2:

  • Dedicated REC button
  • Magnified live view button
  • Up to 14x magnification
  • Lighter low-pass filter
  • Built-in flash

E-P2 advantages over E-PL1:

  • Two control dials
  • More direct-access buttons (including ISO and white balance)
  • Superior image stabilization system
  • AE/AF lock button
  • Orientation sensor
  • Larger LCD
  • More substantial construction
  • 1/180 sec flash sync speed (rather than 1/160)
  • Maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec (rather than 1/2000)
  • Virtual level display
  • Built-in stereo mics/speakers
  • Optional wireless remote

So yeah, the E-P2 is of course a better camera, but the E-Pl1 doesn’t really seem half bad considering it’s nearly half the price.

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