• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 130mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 200mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Olympus XZ-10 over Panasonic LF1

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic LF1 over Olympus XZ-10

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Lens zoom ratio
    7.1x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer shutter
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S110

Olympus XZ-10
Canon S110
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $179
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic LF1
Canon S110
  • $285
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
  • $179
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Leica C

Olympus XZ-10
Leica C
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life
  • $669
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lens zoom ratio
Panasonic LF1
Leica C
  • $285
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $669
  • 1/1.7 inch

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Olympus XZ-10
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $279
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic LF1
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $285
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $279
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon N100

Olympus XZ-10
Canon N100
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic LF1
Canon N100
  • $285
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon P340

Olympus XZ-10
Nikon P340
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Hot shoe
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic LF1
Nikon P340
  • $285
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • 24p
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