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Olympus E-1 vs Panasonic LX100

The Olympus E-1 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in June 2003 and September 2014. The E-1 is a DSLR, while the LX100 is a fixed lens compact. Both cameras are equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 4.9 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 12.7 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-1
versus
Panasonic LX100
Olympus E-1   Panasonic LX100
Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
Four Thirds lenses 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8
4.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 12.7 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
no Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-800 (100 - 3,200) ISO 200-25,600
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2764k dots)
1.8 LCD, 134k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
3 shutter flaps per second 11 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
750 shots per battery charge300 shots per battery charge
141 x 104 x 81 mm, 738 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm, 393 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus E-1 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Olympus E-1 and the Panasonic LX100 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The LX100 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the E-1 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-1 vs Panasonic LX100
Compare E-1 versus LX100 top
Comparison E-1 or LX100 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic LX100 is considerably smaller (48 percent) than the Olympus E-1. It is worth mentioning in this context that the E-1 is splash and dust resistant, while the LX100 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the LX100 has a lens built in, whereas the E-1 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the E-1 and their specifications in the Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the E-1 gets 750 shots out of its BLM-1 battery, while the LX100 can take 300 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLG10 power pack.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-1 141 mm 104 mm 81 mm 738 g 750 Y Jun 2003 1,699 i
2.
 
Panasonic LX100 115 mm 66 mm 55 mm 393 g 300 n Sep 2014 899 i
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 116 mm 74 mm 66 mm 553 g 240 n Feb 2014 799 i
5.
 
Canon 7D 148 mm 111 mm 74 mm 860 g 800 Y Sep 2009 1,699 i
6.
 
Leica Digilux 3 146 mm 87 mm 77 mm 606 g 750 n Sep 2006 1,499 i
7.
 
Nikon D500 147 mm 115 mm 81 mm 860 g 1240 Y Jan 2016 1,999 i
8.
 
Nikon D610 141 mm 113 mm 82 mm 850 g 900 Y Oct 2013 1,999 i
9.
 
Nikon D7000 132 mm 105 mm 77 mm 780 g 1050 Y Sep 2010 1,499 i
10.
 
Olympus E-5 142 mm 117 mm 75 mm 873 g 750 Y Sep 2010 1,699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-3 142 mm 116 mm 75 mm 876 g 750 Y Oct 2007 1,699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-330 140 mm 87 mm 72 mm 637 g 750 n Jan 2006 999 i
13.
 
Olympus E-300 147 mm 85 mm 64 mm 624 g 750 n Sep 2004 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
15.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
16.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599 i
17.
 
Panasonic GM1 99 mm 55 mm 30 mm 204 g 230 n Oct 2013 749 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The LX100 was launched at a lower price than the E-1, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a Four Thirds sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the LX100 is 18 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have format factors, respectively, of 2.0 (E-1) and 2.2. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3. The LX100 has the particularity of featuring a switch that allows to toggle between multiple aspect ratios, while maintaining the same field of view and full image resolution.

Olympus E-1 and Panasonic LX100 sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the LX100 offers a higher resolution of 12.7 megapixels, compared with 4.9 MP of the E-1. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.82μm versus 6.78μm for the E-1). However, it should be noted that the LX100 is much more recent (by 11 years and 2 months) than the E-1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic LX100 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the LX100 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 20.6 x 15.4 inches or 52.2 x 39.2 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 16.4 x 12.4 inches or 41.8 x 31.4 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 13.7 x 10.3 inches or 34.8 x 26.1 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-1 are 12.8 x 9.6 inches or 32.5 x 24.4 cm for good quality, 10.2 x 7.7 inches or 26 x 19.5 cm for very good quality, and 8.5 x 6.4 inches or 21.7 x 16.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Olympus E-1 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 800, which can be extended to ISO 100-3200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

E-1 versus LX100 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Olympus E-1 Four Thirds 4.9 2560 1920none...... ..
2.
 
Panasonic LX100 Four Thirds 12.7 4112 30884K/30p22.312.5553 67
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.92862 85
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 1.5-inch 13.0 4160 31201080/30p21.510.8581 58
5.
 
Canon 7D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.011.7854 66
6.
 
Leica Digilux 3 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
7.
 
Nikon D500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.014.01324 83
8.
 
Nikon D610 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/30p25.114.42925 94
9.
 
Nikon D7000 APS-C 16.1 4928 326410800/24p23.513.91167 80
10.
 
Olympus E-5 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.610.5519 56
11.
 
Olympus E-3 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.610.5571 56
12.
 
Olympus E-330 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
13.
 
Olympus E-300 Four Thirds 8.0 3264 2448none...... ..
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
16.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.5639 61
17.
 
Panasonic GM1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i22.311.7660 66

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The LX100 indeed provides for movie recording, while the E-1 does not. The highest resolution format that the LX100 can use is 4K/30p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the LX100 has an electronic viewfinder (2764k dots), while the E-1 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the LX100 has a higher magnification than the one of the E-1 (0.70x vs 0.48x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Olympus E-1 and Panasonic LX100 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Olympus E-1optical Y 1.8 134 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n n
2.
 
Panasonic LX1002764 n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIoptional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 5.2 Y Y
5.
 
Canon 7Doptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
6.
 
Leica Digilux 3optical n 2.5 207 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D500optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n n
8.
 
Nikon D610optical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon D7000optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Olympus E-5optical Y 3.0 920 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
11.
 
Olympus E-3optical Y 2.5 230 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
12.
 
Olympus E-330optical n 2.5 215 tilting n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Olympus E-300optical n 1.8 134 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
15.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
16.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic GM1none n 3.0 1036 fixed Y 1/500s 5.0 Y n

One feature that is present on the E-1, but is missing on the LX100 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the LX100 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic LX100 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The E-1 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or xD Picture cards, while the LX100 uses SDXC cards. The E-1 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the LX100 only has one slot.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Olympus E-1 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Olympus E-1Y-----2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic LX100Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIYstereomono--mini2.0YY-
5.
 
Canon 7DYmono-Y-mini2.0---
6.
 
Leica Digilux 3Ystereomono---2.0---
7.
 
Nikon D500YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
8.
 
Nikon D610YmonomonoYYmini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon D7000YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-5Ystereo---mini2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-3Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-330Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-300Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
15.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
17.
 
Panasonic GM1-stereomono--micro2.0Y--

It is notable that the LX100 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the E-1 does not provide wifi capability.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Olympus E-1 (unlike the LX100) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The LX100 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the E-1 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the E-1 was succeeded by the Olympus E-3. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus and Panasonic websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Olympus E-1 or the Panasonic LX100 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus E-1:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • More flexible: Can take a variety of interchangeable lenses, including specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (750 versus 300) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in June 2003).

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (12.7 vs 4.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 61%.
  • Flexible image proportions: Has a multi-aspect sensor that allows for alternative image shapes.
  • Broader imaging potential: Can capture not only stills but also 4K/30p video.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.48x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 1.8") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (921k vs 134k dots).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (11 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with an integrated lens, while the E-1 requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (115x66mm vs 141x104mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the E-1).
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 11 years and 2 months of technical progress since the E-1 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the LX100 is the clear winner of the contest (18 : 8 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-1 08:18 LX100

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-1 and the Panasonic LX100 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Travel-Zoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the E-1 or the LX100 perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-1....+o.. Jun 2003 1,699 i
2.
 
Panasonic LX1005/5+ +85/1005/55/5 Sep 2014 899 i
3.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II3/5+77/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2014 799 i
5.
 
Canon 7D5/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2009 1,699 i
6.
 
Leica Digilux 3.......... Sep 2006 1,499 i
7.
 
Nikon D5005/5+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,999 i
8.
 
Nikon D6104/5+ +87/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 1,999 i
9.
 
Nikon D70004/5..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,499 i
10.
 
Olympus E-54/5..75/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-3..88/100+ +o4/5 Oct 2007 1,699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-330....+o.. Jan 2006 999 i
13.
 
Olympus E-300....+o4.5/5 Sep 2004 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
15.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
16.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599 i
17.
 
Panasonic GM13/5+78/1005/54.5/5 Oct 2013 749 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-1 vs Panasonic LX100

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Olympus E-1 Panasonic LX100
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Four Thirds lenses 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8
    Launch Date June 2003 September 2014
    Launch Price USD 1,699 USD 899
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-1 Panasonic LX100
    Sensor Technology CCD CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 15.7 x 11.8 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 185.26 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 19.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 2.2x
    Sensor Resolution 4.9 Megapixels 12.7 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 2560 x 1920 pixels 4112 x 3088 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.78 μm 3.82 μm
    Pixel Density 2.19 MP/cm2 6.85 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 800 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 67
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 22.3
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 12.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 553
    Screen Specs Olympus E-1 Panasonic LX100
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.48x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2764k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 1.8inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 134k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-1 Panasonic LX100
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 11 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XD cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-1 Panasonic LX100
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Olympus E-1 Panasonic LX100
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type BLM-1 DMW-BLG10
    Battery Life (CIPA)750 shots per charge300 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 141 x 104 x 81 mm
    (5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)
    115 x 66 x 55 mm
    (4.5 x 2.6 x 2.2 in)
    Camera Weight 738 g (26.0 oz) 393 g (13.9 oz)

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