• 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 S120

  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon S120 advantages over Olympus XZ-10

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.8 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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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The Competition

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 S120
Nikon P300
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon P310

Olympus XZ-10
Nikon P310
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Canon S120
Nikon P310
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

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 S120
Olympus TG-1
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup

Compared to Olympus TG-2

Olympus XZ-10
Olympus TG-2
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon S120
Olympus TG-2
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon P330

Olympus XZ-10
Nikon P330
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon S120
Nikon P330
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • GPS
  • Shoots 24p video
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