• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 17.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus E-M10 III advantages over Panasonic LX100 II

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $898*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer video battery life
    80 vs 35 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 109 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic LX100 II advantages over Olympus E-M10 III

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.3 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.2 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superbly-built, comfortable and compact body; Pairs beautifully with pancake kit lens; Excellent image quality; Excellent performance in most respects; Great single-shot autofocus; Really nice viewfinder and touch-screen display; Friendlier user interface courts amateurs.

  • Some controls are a bit small and tightly-packed; Hand grips are still a bit modestly-sized for larger lenses; Continuous and video autofocus just isn't up to snuff; New user interface can feel limiting to advanced photographers; Underwhelming battery life.

  • Compact coat-pocket friendly body with plenty of dedicated controls; Great electronic viewfinder; Impressive image quality for its class; Generous performance; Decent battery life.

  • Too big for a pants pocket; No articulation for LCD; Relatively short zoom range compared to some rivals; Can't use full sensor area at any aspect ratio; Not the best choice for video.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic LX100
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
Panasonic LX100 II
Panasonic LX100
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Olympus E-M10 III
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $888
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
Panasonic LX100 II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $888
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $424
  • 4/3
Panasonic LX100 II
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic GX85
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic LX100 II
Panasonic GX85
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-PL9

Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-PL9
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic LX100 II
Olympus E-PL9
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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