Canon Powershot S100 vs Olympus PEN E-PM2

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

51

Olympus PEN E-PM2

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

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 S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$330

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$430

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$498 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$509 body only

$891 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $799 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$570 - $799 body only

$629 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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Canon Powershot S100
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