Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

77

Olympus XZ-1

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus XZ-1.
Explore our gallery of 37 sample photos taken by the Olympus XZ-2 iHS.

competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor size Larger sensor
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$492 with 14-42mm lens

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Slightly smaller
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Nikon Coolpix P7700

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
Touch screen No touch screen

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$530

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$340

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$470

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

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