• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon T4i advantages over Olympus XZ-10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    18.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus XZ-10 advantages over Canon T4i

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes.

  • Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T5i

Canon T4i
Canon T5i
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
Olympus XZ-10
Canon T5i
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $544
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T3i

Canon T4i
Canon T3i
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
Olympus XZ-10
Canon T3i
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-30

Canon T4i
Pentax K-30
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus XZ-10
Pentax K-30
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-5 II

Canon T4i
Pentax K-5 II
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus XZ-10
Pentax K-5 II
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Canon T4i
Fujifilm XF1
  • $618
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus XZ-10
Fujifilm XF1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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