Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

63

Canon EOS M

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact 109x66x32 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Overall image quality
Better image quality
65.0 vs 49.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 11.8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
827 ISO vs 216 ISO
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The EOS M has excellent image quality 1.9 f-stops higher ISO than the XZ-2 iHS
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Size
Slightly smaller
109x66x32 mm vs 113x65x48 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
298 g vs 346 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$239.00 vs $333.01
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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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
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
340 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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
              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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              EOS M1,040k dots
              XZ-2 iHS920k dots
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              EOS M11.2 EV
              XZ-2 iHS11.3 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              EOS M65.0
              XZ-2 iHS49.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $483 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Canon EOS M Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS M3

              Canon EOS M3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $891 - $893 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Size Significantly larger

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $164

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $437 - $699

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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