• 1/1.8 inch 38.2mm2
  • 0.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon S80 advantages over Olympus XZ-1

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    999 vs 14 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Olympus XZ-1 advantages over Canon S80

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.63 inch vs 1/1.8 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Newer
    8 years vs 13 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.52 vs 0.75 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    10.0 vs 0.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung TL500

Canon S80
Samsung TL500
  • $549
  • 1/1.8 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Olympus XZ-1
Samsung TL500
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic LX5

Canon S80
Panasonic LX5
  • $549
  • 1/1.8 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus XZ-1
Panasonic LX5
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $550
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Canon S80
Olympus XZ-2
  • $549
  • 1/1.8 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Lighter weight
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus XZ-1
Olympus XZ-2
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon S80
Pentax MX-1
  • $549
  • 1/1.8 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus XZ-1
Pentax MX-1
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Lighter weight
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon N100

Canon S80
Canon N100
  • $549
  • 1/1.8 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Olympus XZ-1
Canon N100
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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