What's better: Olympus XZ-1 or the Canon PowerShot S95?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by majordude, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    I want to replace my $#@*& Panasonic Lumix point and shoot and I think I have narrowed it down to the Olympus XZ-1 and the Canon PowerShot S95... do you have any experience or insight with either?
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    To answer your Subject Line.... depends on your needs.

    That is all.... :D
  3. JDDavis macrumors 65816


    Jan 16, 2009
    It's a toss up really. Probably comes down to personal preference. I've been looking at both recently. S95 has been out on the market longer and is a proven winner. The XZ-1 is getting great reviews and has a faster lens. I find the S95 just a bit on the smallish side for me but there are add on grips for it. S95 is $100 bucks cheaper on Amazon but I would lean towards the Oly if I were buying right now (I'm not. I decided to buy a lens instead). Tough choice, good luck :)
  4. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2008
    It really depends on the size/handling/interface that suits you; however, basically, if you need it to be more compact, the S95 is the way to go. Otherwise, the XZ-1 is a clear winner, imo.
  5. Hisdem macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2010
    Boca Raton, FL
    I have never used any of those cameras, but if you want a rough comparison on them, I would recommend you checking this review. Good luck with whichever one you choose!
  6. a1rflow macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2009
    I've had my S95 since Christmas and I've loved every bit of it. Highly recommend it!
  7. dubels macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2006
    When is the XZ-1 going to be released? I am looking into both cameras as I don't want to lug my DSLR with me while backpacking through Europe. I am leaning towards the S95 because hopefully I will be able to find one used and it is more pocketable.

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