Canon Powershot S100 vs Olympus PEN E-PM2

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

66

Olympus PEN E-PM2

46

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-PM2

Overall image quality
Great image quality
72.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
700 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
22.7 bits

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-PM2.

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-PM2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$445 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$247 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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Canon Powershot S100
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