• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus XZ-10 advantages over Panasonic LF1

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic LF1 advantages over Olympus XZ-10

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More lens zoom
    7.1x vs 5.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in 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
    10.0 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
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in 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
Panasonic LF1
Nikon P300
  • $288
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Canon S100

Olympus XZ-10
Canon S100
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic LF1
Canon S100
  • $288
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Shoots 24p video

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
Panasonic LF1
Olympus TG-1
  • $288
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon S110

Olympus XZ-10
Canon S110
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $265
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic LF1
Canon S110
  • $288
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $265
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

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
Panasonic LF1
Canon S120
  • $288
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
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