Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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Olympus XZ-2 iHS

65

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Samsung EX2F

57

Samsung EX2F

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Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX2F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The XZ-2 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 614k dots
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Around 50% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 340 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Color depth Better color depth 20.4 bits vs 20 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 49.0 vs 48.0
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $299.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung EX2F

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Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest zoom, the EX2F 's lens captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Digital, Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Size Smaller 111x62x28 mm vs 113x65x48 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 319 g vs 346 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              XZ-2 iHS:f/1.8
              EX2F :f/1.4
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              XZ-2 iHS:11.8 MP
              EX2F :12 MP
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              XZ-2 iHS:20.4 bits
              EX2F :20 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              XZ-2 iHS:11.3 EV
              EX2F :11.5 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              XZ-2 iHS:216 ISO
              EX2F :209 ISO
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              XZ-2 iHS:49.0
              EX2F :48.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XZ-2 iHS:4x
              EX2F :3.3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              XZ-2 iHS:11.8 MP
              EX2F :12 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              XZ-2 iHS:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              EX2F :1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $185 - $399

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $323 - $425

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $300

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $289 - $300

              Touch screen No touch screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Samsung EX2F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 - $549 with 9-27mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung TL500

              Samsung TL500

              Pro digicam

              $550

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $511 - $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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