• 1/1.63 inch 46.2mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus XZ-1 advantages over Canon G5X

  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 215 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    274g vs 377g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    14 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon G5X advantages over Olympus XZ-1

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.63 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
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 614k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.27 vs 0.52 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.6 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Photographer-friendly controls; Good OLED viewfinder; Good image quality with sharp detail especially with RAW; Vari-angle touchscreen display.

  • Only 31 autofocus points; Subpar continuous shooting performance; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; No 4K video; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung TL500

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
Canon G5X
Samsung TL500
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

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
Canon G5X
Olympus XZ-2
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon N100

Olympus XZ-1
Canon N100
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon G5X
Canon N100
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Olympus XZ-1
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G5X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon G5X Mark II

Olympus XZ-1
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G5X
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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