Canon Powershot S100 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

66

Olympus PEN E-PM1

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$282

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$224 body only

$438 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$577 body only

$699 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality

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