I managed to acquire these 2 high-end Point & Shoot (P&S) cameras just a few days ago and I’d like to share what my thoughts on these cameras.
They are both a 10 Mega Pixels P&S cameras and very close in specs.
Camera size: They are both compact P&S cameras and they are pretty small. However, Canon S95 is much smaller and lighter.
Lens Specs (Layman terms):
Sensor Sensitivity (ISO) specs:
Sensor Sensitivity (ISO) specs (Layman terms): Olympus sensor is better at low lighting condition because it is more sensitive (ISO 6400).
Enough with the specs, I had used both of the cameras and I found there are surprising elements with these cameras.
All of the pictures are taken in RAW format and the review is measured based on this format.
These are high-end cameras and there is no point of buying them if you are not using RAW format (there are cheaper alternatives).
Based on real life test, this is what I think about these 2 cameras:
Conclusion: I’d pick Canon because it is more suitable for real life situation. Olympus is good for staged setting. I am very sure that most people don’t have that kind of luxury. I’d prefer to use an SLR camera if I have this kind of luxury.