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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
246 ms shutter lag

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$394

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$650

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 body only

$310 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$247 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay More startup delay

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Canon Powershot S100
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