Canon EOS 100D

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Canon EOS 100D

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 100D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Size
Really small
Standard size 122x89x43 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 100D

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 610k dots
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More than 70% higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 40 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Startup delay Less startup delay 600 ms vs 1100 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 15.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Advantages of the Olympus E-M5

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.3 EV vs 11.3 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The E-M5's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Overall image quality Better image quality 71.0 vs 63.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Size Smaller 122x89x43 mm vs 117x91x69 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 22.8 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Focus points More focus points 35 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life Longer battery life 500 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 2.7"
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Around 40% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $740.00 vs $1,098.88
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The best price we've seen is $359 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              100D:17.9 MP
              E-M5:15.9 MP
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              100D:12,800 ISO
              E-M5:25,600 ISO
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              100D:Pentamirror
              E-M5:Digital
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $668 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $738 - $840 body only

              $950 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 100D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $642 - $760 body only

              $689 - $937 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $534 - $562 body only

              $627 - $703 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $636 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 body only

              $799 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,359 - $1,399 body only

              $1,960 - $2,270 with 12-40mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $815 body only

              $1,199 - $1,346 with 16mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Panasonic GX7

              Panasonic GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $745 - $809 body only

              $925 - $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

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              LAN (4:51 PM, October 12, 2013)
              Like the tiltable lcd screen AND the viewfinder - but not sure of the IQ compare to the 100d