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Panasonic GF2 vs. Olympus E-PL2: Which micro four-thirds is for you?

I’m a big fan of the micro four-thirds format. You get the flexibility of interchangeable lenses, a larger sensor, and all kinds of SLR-like controls in a package that isn’t much bigger than a point-and-shoot. But which camera reigns supreme?

Kai from Digital Rev has put together a fun comparison video between the two newest entrants in this realm: the Panasonic GF2 and the Olympus E-PL2. As is the case with all of Kai’s videos, he’s pretty lighthearted about the whole thing, but there are some good points raised.

In terms of the JPEGs that these cameras spit out, the Oly came out on top with better detail at higher ISOs. The Oly also has those fun art filters, which Kai reminds us are good for the hipster crowd. The Panny, by contrast, is more on the serious side.

At the end of the day, the question of GF2 or E-PL2 is basically the same as the question of GF1 or E-PL1. Except, well, the GF2 has a touchscreen that, like so many other touchscreen cameras, works terribly. For the record, I have an E-PL1 and I love it. I just need to get me one of those Panasonic 20mm pancake lenses!

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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