Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

50

Olympus XZ-1

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$279

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus Stylus SH-3

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Travel zoom

$341

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$279

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$358

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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