Canon Powershot S100 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

58

Olympus PEN E-PM1

32

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

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
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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$399

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Battery life Longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$360

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
GPS No built-in GPS

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 14-42mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$296 body only

$359 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1

Pro digicam

$499

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Canon Powershot S100
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