• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 112mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus XZ-2 advantages over Canon N100

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon N100 advantages over Olympus XZ-2

  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    14 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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 Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-2
Olympus XZ-1
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon N100
Olympus XZ-1
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon G15

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G15
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Olympus XZ-2
Pentax MX-1
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon N100
Pentax MX-1
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon P330

Olympus XZ-2
Nikon P330
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $227
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Built-in GPS
Canon N100
Nikon P330
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $227
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon G16

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G16
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $394
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $394
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability
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