• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $381 Average Retail $600 MSRP
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 24mm - 120mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $360 Average Retail $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Olympus XZ-2 over Canon N100

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down
  • Higher boost ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon N100 over Olympus XZ-2

  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality for its class; Fast, bright f/1.8-2.5 i.ZUIKO 4x zoom lens; Dual-purpose front Control Ring lets you select aperture or focus manually; three-inch articulating LCD touch-screen monitor.

  • Pricier than many enthusiast compacts; Image detail starts dropping off at ISO 800 and noise becomes problematic at ISO 3200; Lens cover pops off as zoom lens extends, when you turn the camera on.

The Competition

Compared to Canon G15

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G15
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Olympus XZ-2
Pentax MX-1
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Hot shoe
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
Canon N100
Pentax MX-1
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Olympus XZ-2
Fujifilm X20
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $533
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon N100
Fujifilm X20
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $533
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G16

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G16
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P340

Olympus XZ-2
Nikon P340
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
Canon N100
Nikon P340
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
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