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Olympus E-510 vs Panasonic LX100

The Olympus E-510 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in March 2007 and September 2014. The E-510 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 10 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-510
versus
Panasonic LX100
Olympus E-510 Panasonic LX100
Digital single lens reflex Fixed lens compact camera
Four Thirds lenses 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8
10 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 12.7 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
no Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-1,600 ISO 200-25,600
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2764k dots)
2.5 LCD, 215k 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
In-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
750 shots per battery charge300 shots per battery charge
136 x 92 x 68 mm, 538 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-510 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 side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Olympus E-510 and the Panasonic LX100. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The LX100 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the E-510 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-510 vs Panasonic LX100
Compare E-510 versus LX100 top
Comparison E-510 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 (39 percent) than the Olympus E-510. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the E-510 nor the LX100 are weather-sealed.

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-510 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-510 and their specifications in the Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the E-510 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 adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons 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-510 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 538 g 750 n Mar 2007 799 i
2.
 
Panasonic LX100 115 mm 66 mm 55 mm 393 g 300 n Sep 2014 899 i
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 116 mm 74 mm 66 mm 553 g 240 n Feb 2014 799 i
4.
 
Olympus E-P3 122 mm 69 mm 34 mm 369 g 330 n Jun 2011 799 i
5.
 
Olympus E-600 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 535 g 500 n Aug 2009 449 i
6.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P1 121 mm 70 mm 36 mm 355 g 300 n Jun 2009 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-30 142 mm 108 mm 75 mm 701 g 750 n Nov 2008 1,299 i
9.
 
Olympus E-520 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 535 g 750 n May 2008 699 i
10.
 
Olympus E-410 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Mar 2007 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-400 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Sep 2006 699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-500 130 mm 95 mm 66 mm 479 g 750 n Sep 2005 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic LX100 II 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Aug 2018 999 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 137 mm 99 mm 131 mm 831 g 360 n Jun 2014 899 i
15.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599 i
16.
 
Panasonic GM1 99 mm 55 mm 30 mm 204 g 230 n Oct 2013 749 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10 135 mm 96 mm 78 mm 556 g 450 n Aug 2007 599 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 naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. 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.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and 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-510) 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.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Olympus E-510 and Panasonic LX100 sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the LX100 offers a higher resolution of 12.7 megapixels, compared with 10 MP of the E-510. 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 4.74μm for the E-510). However, it should be noted that the LX100 is much more recent (by 7 years and 6 months) than the E-510, 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-510 are 18.2 x 13.7 inches or 46.3 x 34.7 cm for good quality, 14.6 x 10.9 inches or 37.1 x 27.8 cm for very good quality, and 12.2 x 9.1 inches or 30.9 x 23.2 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Olympus E-510 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600. 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-510 versus LX100 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. 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"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the LX100 offers substantially better image quality than the E-510 (overall score 15 points higher). The advantage is based on 1.1 bits higher color depth, 2.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.3 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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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-510 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.210.0442 52
2.
 
Panasonic LX100 Four Thirds 12.7 4112 30884K/30p22.312.5553 67
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II 1.5-inch 13.0 4160 31201080/30p21.510.8581 58
4.
 
Olympus E-P3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.810.1536 51
5.
 
Olympus E-600 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.510.3541 55
6.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.3536 55
7.
 
Olympus E-P1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.410.4536 55
8.
 
Olympus E-30 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.4530 55
9.
 
Olympus E-520 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.410.4548 55
10.
 
Olympus E-410 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.110.0494 51
11.
 
Olympus E-400 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none...... ..
12.
 
Olympus E-500 Four Thirds 8.0 3264 2448none...... ..
13.
 
Panasonic LX100 II Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p...... ..
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.111.7517 64
15.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.5639 61
16.
 
Panasonic GM1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i22.311.7660 66
17.
 
Panasonic L10 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.310.8429 55

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-510 does not. The highest resolution format that the LX100 can use is 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the LX100 has an electronic viewfinder (2764k dots), while the E-510 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 viewfinder in the LX100 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the E-510 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the LX100 has a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.46x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Olympus E-510 and Panasonic LX100 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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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-510optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
2.
 
Panasonic LX1002764 n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIoptional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 5.2 Y Y
4.
 
Olympus E-P3optional n 3.0 614 fixed Y 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
5.
 
Olympus E-600optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus E-P1none n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
8.
 
Olympus E-30optical Y 2.7 230 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-520optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
10.
 
Olympus E-410optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Olympus E-400optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
12.
 
Olympus E-500optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic LX100 II2764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
14.
 
Panasonic FZ10002359 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y
15.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
16.
 
Panasonic GM1none n 3.0 1036 fixed Y 1/500s 5.0 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic L10optical n 2.5 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The E-510 has one, while the LX100 does not. While the built-in flash of the E-510 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

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-510 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or xD Picture cards, while the LX100 uses SDXC cards. The E-510 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the LX100 only has one slot.

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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-510 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-510Y-----2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic LX100Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIYstereomono--mini2.0YY-
4.
 
Olympus E-P3Ystereo---mini2.0---
5.
 
Olympus E-600Y-----2.0---
6.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
7.
 
Olympus E-P1Ystereo---mini2.0---
8.
 
Olympus E-30Y-----2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-520Y-----2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-410Y-----2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-400Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-500Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic LX100 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
14.
 
Panasonic FZ1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
16.
 
Panasonic GM1-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
17.
 
Panasonic L10Y-----2.0---

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-510 does not provide wifi capability.

The LX100 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the E-510 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the E-510 was succeeded by the Olympus E-520. 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.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Olympus E-510 better than the Panasonic LX100 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Reasons to prefer the Olympus E-510:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • 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.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • 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 March 2007).

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (12.7 vs 10MP), which boosts linear resolution by 13%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (15 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (1.1 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (2.5 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (0.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • 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.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.46x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.5") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (921k vs 215k 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-510 requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (115x66mm vs 136x92mm) 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-510).
  • 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 modern: Reflects 7 years and 6 months of technical progress since the E-510 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the LX100 is the clear winner of the contest (21 : 6 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 sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-510 06:21 LX100

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-510 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 says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the E-510 and the LX100 in practical situations. 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 why expert reviews are important. 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-510..89/100+ +3.5/54.5/5 Mar 2007 799 i
2.
 
Panasonic LX1005/5+ +85/1005/55/5 Sep 2014 899 i
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark II3/5+77/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2014 799 i
4.
 
Olympus E-P3..83/10074/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2011 799 i
5.
 
Olympus E-600........4.5/5 Aug 2009 449 i
6.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P1..+66/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2009 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-30....71/1004.5/54/5 Nov 2008 1,299 i
9.
 
Olympus E-520..87/100+ +4.5/54.5/5 May 2008 699 i
10.
 
Olympus E-410..86/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2007 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-400..85/100..4/54/5 Sep 2006 699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-500..76/100+ +.... Sep 2005 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic LX100 II4.5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2018 999 i
14.
 
Panasonic FZ10004/5+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2014 899 i
15.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599 i
16.
 
Panasonic GM13/5+78/1005/54.5/5 Oct 2013 749 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10..85/100+3.5/54/5 Aug 2007 599 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-510 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-510 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 March 2007 September 2014
    Launch Price USD 799 USD 899
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-510 Panasonic LX100
    Sensor Technology CMOS 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 10 Megapixels 12.7 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 pixels 4112 x 3088 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.74 μm 3.82 μm
    Pixel Density 4.44 MP/cm2 6.85 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 1,600 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic III Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 52 67
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.2 22.3
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.0 12.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 442 553
    Screen Specs Olympus E-510 Panasonic LX100
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.46x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2764k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.5inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 215k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-510 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
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in 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-510 Panasonic LX100
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    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-510 Panasonic LX100
    Battery Type BLM-1 DMW-BLG10
    Battery Life (CIPA)750 shots per charge300 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm
    (5.4 x 3.6 x 2.7 in)
    115 x 66 x 55 mm
    (4.5 x 2.6 x 2.2 in)
    Camera Weight 538 g (19.0 oz) 393 g (13.9 oz)

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