• 1 inch 122.9mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon XC10 advantages over Olympus E-M1 II

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Olympus E-M1 II advantages over Canon XC10

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    68 mm vs 122 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    574g vs 1040g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.6 fps vs 3.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Very good dynamic range & high ISO performance; Fantastic C-AF performance; Incredible burst rates, even with RAW; 4K UHD & Cinema 4K (DCI) video; Clean HDMI; Dual SD card slots.

  • Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Canon XC10
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1599
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M1 II
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Canon XC10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1599
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M1 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Canon XC10
Sony RX10 II
  • $1599
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Olympus E-M1 II
Sony RX10 II
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic GX8

Canon XC10
Panasonic GX8
  • $1599
  • 1 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Dual card slots
  • $1448
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Olympus E-M1 II
Panasonic GX8
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Fast startup
  • $1448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Canon XC10
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1599
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Olympus E-M1 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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