As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Olympus XZ-1 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, compacts, super zooms and mirrorless. The Olympus XZ-1's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the SZ-31MR and the XZ-2 iHS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX300)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus XZ-1 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), has a slightly longer battery life (320 shots vs 250 shots), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 920k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
5 years newer
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and XZ-1

  • None found

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
8 months newer
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and XZ-1

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
8 months newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and XZ-1

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and XZ-1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
5 months older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and XZ-1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and XZ-1

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus XZ-1 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (4x vs 3.1x), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), is thinner (1.7" vs 2.2"), is slightly lighter (275 g vs 393 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (614k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 11 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
3 years newer
$538 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 4x
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and XZ-1

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 4x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus XZ-1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
1 year newer
$341

Significant advantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the XZ-1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the SZ-31MR and XZ-1

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
2 years newer
$779

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 320 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and XZ-1

  • None found

Olympus Stylus 9000

Olympus Stylus 9000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 9000 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the 9000 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the 9000 and XZ-1

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and XZ-1

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus XZ-1 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs digital) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (111×65×42 mm) vs super compact (92×52×22 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is thicker (1.7" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (275 g vs 146 g) and is slightly more expensive ($548.89 vs $191.41).

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
1 year newer
$191

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 1.7"
  • Much lighter: 125 g vs 275 g

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 165 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the VG-160 and XZ-1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
5 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX5 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-WX5 and XZ-1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P200 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much smaller: Compact (104×52×28 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.7"
  • Much lighter: 180 g vs 275 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P200 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the DSC-P200 and XZ-1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS
similar age

Significant advantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.7"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the IXUS 115 HS and XZ-1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus XZ-1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.1), has a slightly higher resolution screen (614k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (111×65×42 mm) vs large (131×91×126 mm)), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/2.7" 5.6x4.2mm) and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and XZ-1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 544 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.7"

Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Fujifilm FinePix HS10
1 year older
$900

Significant advantages of the HS10 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the HS10 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the HS10 and XZ-1

  • Light weight: 666 g vs 275 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
similar age
$237

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 614k dots

common strengths of the S2950 and XZ-1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 1.7"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
similar age
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 614k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 320 shots

common strengths of the P500 and XZ-1

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.7"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus XZ-1 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD), supports an external flash, slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (january 2011 vs january 2013).

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the E-PM1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the E-PM1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PM1 and XZ-1

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×64×34 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 263 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.7"

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1
2 years newer
$129 11-2mm lens

Significant advantages of the S1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the S1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the S1 and XZ-1

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×61×30 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 240 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.7"

Pentax Q

Pentax Q
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the Q (vs the XZ-1)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Q (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 360k dots vs 614k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Q and XZ-1

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×57×31 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 200 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.7"

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2
similar age
$435 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL2 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: NMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL2 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the E-PL2 and XZ-1

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×73×42 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Light weight: 362 g vs 275 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.7"

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
2 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$2,098 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 614k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-M1 (vs the XZ-1)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Larger: Prosumer size (130×94×63 mm) vs Mid size (111×65×42 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 497 g vs 275 g

common strengths of the E-M1 and XZ-1

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds