Here we are comparing two Olympus cameras cameras with different body types: Olympus E-M10 II, which was introduced in August 2015 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor whereas Olympus 1, which was introduced in November 2013 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 12.0MP 1/1.7-inch sensor. There is 21 months difference between E-M10 II and 1 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger E-M10 II, especially in sensor tech.
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. Olympus E-M10 II is ranked #9
out of 114 Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 74 whereas Olympus 1 is ranked #9
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 61.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Olympus E-M10 II and Olympus 1 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus E-M10 II and Olympus 1 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.