Olympus Stylus 1 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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Olympus Stylus 1

54

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus 1

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1300 ms startup delay
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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Advantages of the Olympus Stylus 1

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
410 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
51.0 vs 49.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Color depth
Better color depth
20.7 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
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Advantages of the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the XZ-2 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
113×65×48 mm vs 116×87×57 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
216 ISO vs 179 ISO
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The XZ-2 iHS has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Weight
Slightly lighter
346 g vs 402 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.9" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              Stylus 11,040k dots
              XZ-2 iHS920k dots
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              Stylus 1410 shots
              XZ-2 iHS340 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              Stylus 1179 ISO
              XZ-2 iHS216 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Stylus 120.7 bits
              XZ-2 iHS20.4 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              Stylus 111.6 EV
              XZ-2 iHS11.3 EV
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              Stylus 151.0
              XZ-2 iHS49.0

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              11.8 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Stylus 11/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              XZ-2 iHS1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus 1s

              Olympus Stylus 1s

              Super zoom

              $449 - $599

              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Olympus Stylus SH-2

              Olympus Stylus SH-2

              Travel zoom

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Olympus Stylus 1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $380 - $599 body only

              $460 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $206

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $197

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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