Canon S95 or Olympus XZ-1

Started Jul 30, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon S95 or Olympus XZ-1
In reply to Handbrake, Aug 17, 2011

If you're only planning to shoot in JPEG and don't have time to mess with RAW then S95 wins. The JPEG engine on the XZ-1 is very poor at ISO 400 and over. There are plenty of examples on this forum concerning heavy noise reductions and smudge. When using RAW on the XZ-1, lens correction aren't applied. The S95 has its own lens profile on Lightroom, while the XZ-1 do not.

There's also a $70 to $100 price difference between the S95 and the XZ-1.

The S95 is small enough to put inside your pant pocket, but not the XZ-1.

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