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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100

Portability
91
Imaging
36
Features
57
Overall
44
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 front
Portability
81
Imaging
63
Features
76
Overall
68

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 Key Specs

Olympus XZ-10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F1.8-2.7) lens
  • 221g - 102 x 61 x 34mm
  • Released January 2013
Panasonic G100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 352g - 116 x 83 x 54mm
  • Introduced June 2020
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 Overview

Below, we are evaluating the Olympus XZ-10 and Panasonic G100, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by manufacturers Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a large gap between the image resolutions of the XZ-10 (12MP) and G100 (20MP) and the XZ-10 (1/2.3") and G100 (Four Thirds) possess different sensor measurements.

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The XZ-10 was released 8 years earlier than the G100 and that is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Olympus XZ-10 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic G100 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going through a complete comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the XZ-10 grades against the G100 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-10 over the Panasonic G100

 XZ-10 G100 

Reasons to pick Panasonic G100 over the Olympus XZ-10

 G100 XZ-10 
IntroducedJune 2020January 2013More recent by 90 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k920kCrisper display (+920k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Olympus XZ-10 and Panasonic G100

 XZ-10 G100 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Touch display Easily navigate

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to lug around your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and measurements. The Olympus XZ-10 has external dimensions of 102mm x 61mm x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") with a weight of 221 grams (0.49 lbs) while the Panasonic G100 has proportions of 116mm x 83mm x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") accompanied by a weight of 352 grams (0.78 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are employing at that time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the XZ-10 vs the G100.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the XZ-10 and G100 is 91 and 81 respectively.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 top view buttons comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements just by reviewing technical specs. The visual here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the XZ-10 and G100.

As you have seen, both of the cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The XZ-10 featuring a tinier sensor is going to make getting shallow DOF harder and the Panasonic G100 will offer extra detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos much more aggressively. The older XZ-10 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 sensor size comparison

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic G100 Portrait photography highlights
45
has manual focus
supports face detect focus
saves RAW formats
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
77
focusing manually
MP count good (20MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detect focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Street photography information
Panasonic G100 Street photography information
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors in class (221 grams)
78
fully articulated screen
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
supports focus via touch
great high ISO (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic G100 as a Sports photography camera
34
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
56
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides tracking focus
max shutter speed is low (1/500 seconds)
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (270 CIPA)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus XZ-10
Travel photography with Panasonic G100
60
flash built-in
quite wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (221g)
low resolution (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
78
connects via bluetooth
supports focus via touch
MP count good (20MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
terrible battery pack (270 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus XZ-10
Landscape photography with Panasonic G100
53
has manual focus
quite wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
missing Timelapse function
72
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
MP count good (20MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (270 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus XZ-10 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic G100 Vlogging highlights
35
quite wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
missing microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (221 grams)
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
provides face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 1920 resolution)
comes with mic support
no image stabilization
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Olympus XZ-10 vs Panasonic G100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus XZ-10 and Panasonic G100
 Olympus Stylus XZ-10Panasonic Lumix DC-G100
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Panasonic Lumix DC-G100
Class Small Sensor Compact Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2013-01-30 2020-06-24
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3968 x 2976 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 6400 25600
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 35 49
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) -
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.7 -
Macro focus range 1cm -
Total lenses - 107
Focal length multiplier 5.8 2.1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 920 thousand dots 1,840 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.73x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/500 secs
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 3.60 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye redduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps, 18Mbps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps, 9Mbps) 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x1920
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 221 grams (0.49 pounds) 352 grams (0.78 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 61 x 34mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.3") 116 x 83 x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 240 images 270 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $428 $698