• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 130mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus XZ-10 advantages over Canon N100

  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Lighter weight
    221g vs 289g
    Lighter weight
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon N100 advantages over Olympus XZ-10

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    330 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Nikon P300

Olympus XZ-10
Nikon P300
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon N100
Nikon P300
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Olympus XZ-10
Olympus TG-1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer battery life
Canon N100
Olympus TG-1
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Canon G15

Olympus XZ-10
Canon G15
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighter weight
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G16

Olympus XZ-10
Canon G16
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighter weight
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon S120

Olympus XZ-10
Canon S120
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon N100
Canon S120
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability
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