Canon PowerShot G1X vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

73

Olympus OM-D E-M5

47

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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
22.8 bits

galleries

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competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$723

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support
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 EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $469 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External flash No external flash support

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$841 body only

$1,384 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

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 body only

$1,735 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

Canon PowerShot G1X
PowerShot G1X
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Olympus OM-D E-M5
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