Canon PowerShot G1X vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

68

Olympus OM-D E-M5

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
22.8 bits

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

$548 - $699

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$700

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Supports 24p No 24p support

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $649 body only

$590 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,522 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$580 - $2,000 body only

$1,140 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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