• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon D3X advantages over Olympus XZ-10

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 4400 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.5 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus XZ-10 advantages over Nikon D3X

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 87 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    221g vs 1392g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 31 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark II

Nikon D3X
Canon 5D Mark II
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
  • $2699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
Olympus XZ-10
Canon 5D Mark II
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $2699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon 1DX

Nikon D3X
Canon 1DX
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus XZ-10
Canon 1DX
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D4

Nikon D3X
Nikon D4
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus XZ-10
Nikon D4
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Nikon D3X
Fujifilm XF1
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $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

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Nikon D3X
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus XZ-10
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
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