Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Canon G1 X III, which was introduced in October 2017 is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Olympus E-M10 II, which was introduced in August 2015 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor. As you can see, E-M10 II is 2 years older than G1 X III. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Comparing an interchangeble lens camera to a fixed lens camera is a bit tricky but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Canon G1 X III is ranked #6
out of 63 Large Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 71 whereas Olympus E-M10 II is ranked #9
out of 109 Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 74.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon G1 X III and Olympus E-M10 II before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon G1 X III and Olympus E-M10 II compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.