• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Olympus E-PL10

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Olympus E-PL10 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    380g vs 808g
    Lighter weight

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • NFC
Olympus E-PL10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
Olympus E-PL10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter
Olympus E-PL10
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic GX850

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic GX850
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus E-PL10
Panasonic GX850
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Olympus E-PL9

Panasonic FZ1000 II
Olympus E-PL9
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus E-PL10
Olympus E-PL9
  • $583
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • $449
  • 4/3
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