Canon PowerShot S120 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Canon PowerShot S120

82

Olympus PEN E-PM1

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
330 shots
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 7 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S120.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.

competitors

Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

Placeholder

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Travel zoom

$319 - $379

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$479

Lowest price Cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$439

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Canon PowerShot S120
PowerShot S120
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Olympus PEN E-PM1
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Olympus

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