Canon Powershot S100 vs Olympus PEN E-PM2

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

58

Olympus PEN E-PM2

40

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
Light-weight
Weight
198 g
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
700 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
204 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-PM2.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Competitors

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Fujifilm X-T100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 - $600 body only

$699 - $700 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

$378 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen No touch screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $749 body only

$629 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Canon Powershot S100
Powershot S100
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Olympus PEN E-PM2
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