Olympus XZ-1 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Olympus XZ-1

62

Olympus PEN E-PM1

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

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competitors

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-31MR

Travel zoom

$341

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,010

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$538 - $598

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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