Canon PowerShot G1X vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

71

Olympus OM-D E-M5

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.3 EV
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$649

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$1,606

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$349 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,069 body only

$1,335 with 12-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

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Olympus OM-D E-M5
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