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Olympus XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # OLXZ1B Mfr # 228000
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 10MP Resolution W/Lg 1/1.63" CCD Sensor
  • 3.0" OLED Monitor
  • 4x Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv. 28-112mm)
  • 720p HD Video W/HDMI
  • In-Camera Art Filters
  • In-Camera Panorama
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • Advanced Face Detection
  • Accessory Port for Optional EVF, Mic
  • AF Tracking

This XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black) from Olympus is is a compact camera that delivers exceptional picture quality--beautiful 10MP photos and dazzling 720p HD video with its super bright 4x wide-angle 28-112mm (equivalent) f/1.8 zoom lens and large 1/6.3" CCD sensor. Using the brilliant 3" OLED monitor with 610K dots of resolution, you can compose and view photos, knowing that the dual image stabilization and ISO up to 3200 will chase away those blurry-picture blues.

Six in-camera art filters--Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Dramatic Tone--help bring out your artistic side in stills and video. A panorama mode allows you to produce amazing ultra wide-angle panoramas by just shooting three pictures while you slowly sweep the camera across the scene--no tripod required. An accessory port allows the use of the SEMA-1 microphone adapter set and the VF-2 electronic viewfinder (both available separately), while advanced Face Detection improves on every portrait and AF tracking helps you keep moving subjects always sharp and in-focus.

All of this photographic goodness comes in a compact body that's less than 4.5" wide and less than 2" thick, and weighs less than 10 oz.

10 Megapixels
The 10 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.
Large, High-Sensitivity CCD
Providing the best image quality ever in a compact Olympus camera, the large 1/1.63-inch CCD enables greater dynamic range and smoother gradations from highlights to shadows.
4X iZuiko Zoom Lens
Based on the standards of Olympus DSLR lenses, the wide aperture of the iZuiko f1.8-2.5 allows a rich and vibrant range of photographic expression. It allows faster shutter speeds in low light - and it allows for a shallower depth of field than most compact point-and-shoot cameras.
HD Movie 720p
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
Accessory Port
The XZ-1 includes a port for accessories including the SEMA-1 Microphone adapter set and the VF-2 live-finder, a detachable electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder easily slides onto the camera's accessory port and hot shoe to provide 1.15x magnification for a 100% field of view. The VF-2 rotates up 90 degrees which is useful when shooting subjects from challenging angles. The external accessory port also allows for connection with the SEMA-1 external microphone adapter set for enhanced audio capture.
In-Camera Art Filters-Movie and Still Images
With six in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Dramatic Tone) you can explore your artistic side while taking both still shots and HD video. The Art Filters can be applied as you shoot, no additional software required.
New Easy-to-Use Live Guide Control
Seeing the results before you shoot can change the way you take a picture. Want more vivid or muted color in your shot? Want warmer or cooler hues? Want a brighter or darker subject, or a sharper or softer background? Or maybe you want to capture the fast-moving action of your subject with a little artistic blur, or perhaps freeze the action? Simply set the camera to iAuto, press OK to engage Live Guide, then press the up and down arrows on the back of the E-PL1 to easily slide through numerous photographic effects. Make adjustments and watch the LCD as the effects are made live -- before the image is captured! Live Guide also features a Tips section on how to compose a shot or shoot kids, pets, flowers and more.
Dual Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds so you can capture crisp, clear images even if the subject is moving.
In-Camera Panorama
Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.
AF Live View With AF Tracking
F Live View works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way. AF Tracking locks your subject into focus right on the LCD, and constantly adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving. With this mode, a simple push of the AF button and shutter release enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus.
Advanced Face Detection
Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
TruePic V Image Processor
In addition to more detail, the image sensor, combined with the next-generation TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to 3200 ISO.
Imaging
Pixels 10 Megapixel
Sensor 1/1.63" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution 10MP: 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Optics
Lens 11 elements in 8 groups
EFL: 6.0-24.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-112 mm)
Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 2.5 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 4x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Normal: 23.62" (60 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 3.94" (10 cm) - Infinity
Super-Macro: 0.39" (1.0 cm) - 23.6" (59.94 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 100-6400
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 2.0 - 1/2000 sec 1
Please Note:

Up to 16 min exposures in Bulb mode.

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Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Digital ESP, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Low Light, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Underwater
Burst Rate Up to 2 fps at 10 MP for up to 2 frames
Self Timer 2 Sec, 12 Sec
Interval Recording No
Remote Control RM-UC1 (Optional)
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Memory
Built-in Memory 54.6MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 2GBLimited by Memory Card Capacity
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3" OLED Rear Screen (614,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x HDMI A (Full Size) (out)
1x AV Output (out)
1x HDMI A (Full Size) (out)
Software System Requirements Windows: XP, XP (SP2), Vista, Vista (SP1), 7
Mac: OS X 10.3 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 30 - 90%
Storage
68 to 140°F (20 to 60°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Power
Battery LI-50B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter F-3AC (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.7" / 11.1 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm
Weight 9.70 oz / 275 g Camera, Battery & Media
Olympus XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap Strap
  • CD-ROM (ib and OLYMPUS Viewer2)
  • USB Cable
  • Audio Video Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Battery Charger (F2AC)
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (Li-50B)
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    OlympusXZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 94 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (78)
    • Easy to use (70)
    • Good in low light (66)
    • Large clear LCD (64)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (57)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (30)
    • Limited zoom (16)
    • Poor flash (6)
    • Short battery life (5)
    • Lag / shutter delay (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (74)
    • Family photos (57)
    • Landscape/scenery (55)
    • Low light (55)
    • Video (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (53), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (89)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

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    I purchased the Olympus XZ-1 about a week ago, and after taking a few photos, I felt I needed to run a comparison to determine if I should keep the camera. One...Read complete review

    I purchased the Olympus XZ-1 about a week ago, and after taking a few photos, I felt I needed to run a comparison to determine if I should keep the camera. One aspect of the photos bothered me. I ended up spending nearly a day comparing the XZ-1 to my Nikon D40x D-SLR with two high-definition lenses (including the 18-200 mm zoom) and my Canon A650is, a 3-year-old, $, 12-megapixel point-and-shoot with vibration reduction.Outside of the issue I analyze below, I find the XZ-1 to be an outstanding camera. The best. Build quality is precise. It looks like a work of art. It fits in my pant and shirt pockets (but it is bulky and heavy in the pockets), it functions flawlessly, and the menu system is easy to use with just the right level of detail for me. I don't need or want 200 changeable parameters and settings. Just the basics. What a roll-a-coaster ride this purchase was. My first shots with the XZ-1 on a cloudy day showed a couple of areas of the photos were smeared and lacked detail when I zoomed way in. So I set up a still life and took photos indoors at night under incandescent lighting with all three cameras using similar settings. When I compared the XZ-1 photos to the Canon A650is photos (using Photoshop to zoom way in on the large format shots) the Canon photos seemed much sharper and contained much more detail. The XZ-1 photos looked like they had a watercolor effect applied to them. Detail "seemed" to be missing. I thought I would have to send the camera back. But then I compared the photos from my Nikon D-SLR to the Canon photos, and found the same phenomenon! Even the Nikon photos looked considerably softer than the Canon photos. So I was somewhat relieved, but still was not feeling great as the XZ-1 was the softest of all three. (Note, that in high contrast areas, the XZ-1 was the sharpest. It had this characteristic of being softer in low contrast areas, but much sharper in high contract areas. Quite unusual.) Other reviewers suggested that taking photos in RAW format would eliminate this characteristic. That was not my experience. RAW format helped, but did not eliminate this characteristic.The next day was sunny. Great light. I setup a still life outside and repeated the comparison with all three cameras and four lenses. What a difference. The XZ-1 blew all challengers out of the water. Yes, the XZ-1 simply killed my Nikon D40x D-SLR with 18-200 mm high definition lens. Killed it. No comparison. I was amazed. The XZ-1 defined the term sharpness. I was now feeling elated about the XZ-1.Then, with the XZ-1, I photographed my back yard, which is filled with trees and ferns starting about 50 feet away. I examined the photos using Photoshop, and when I zoomed in, many areas of leaves and ferns—particularly those far away—were smeared together. Now I am NOT feeling good about the XZ-1. What should I do? Finally, I took the same backyard shot using both Nikon lenses on my Nikon D-SLR. Guess what? The Nikon photos had the same smearing in exactly the same locations. So did the Cannon. Not quite as bad, but the smearing was there. Clearly this was not a camera issue so much as an analog-to-digital, optical, or who-knows-what phenomena. Now I am feeling very good about the XZ-1. I woke up the next morning, and at dawn, indoors, with really poor lighting, started snapping photos with all three cameras. I used the cameras' zoom feature to compare details of the photos side-by-side. The bottom line was the zoomed images of all three camera on any given spot in the photos were completely different. Each camera had its own way of interpreting the data and creating a jpeg. I finally started to realize that the XZ-1 was actually doing the best job. While the low contrast areas might have been a bit softer than I would like, the high contrast area were incredibly sharp, much more than the other cameras. When viewed at normal sizes, this characteristic produced outstanding images when viewed on a computer monitor.So I finally concluded that this characteristic of the XZ-1 is not bad, it is just different. It is the Olympus way of interpreting the data. Just like a guitarist will pick a certain guitar that will help form his or her art, the idiosyncrasies of an individual camera will help you form your art.In closing, I found the XZ-1 photos to be outstanding, better than my consumer D-SLR. I believe I found the ultimate carry-along camera that enables me to take "show quality" photos when I see a shot. I am keeping the camera and expecting it to serve me well for many years.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great lens but noisy images

    On the plus side the Olympus XZ1 has a sharp fast f1.8 lens. It is very compact, 3 ounces lighter than a Canon G12 or Nikon p7000, and accepts the accessories of the...Read complete review

    On the plus side the Olympus XZ1 has a sharp fast f1.8 lens. It is very compact, 3 ounces lighter than a Canon G12 or Nikon p7000, and accepts the accessories of the Olympus Micro Four Thirds format, including the EVF (electronic viewfinder), and produces RAW files. It also has a ring at the base of the lens for changing lens openings when in Aperture Priority, or shutter speeds when in Shutter Priority (Tv). A good feature. It generally handles very well except it could use a right front grip.

    Speed: Turning on the XZ1 I was impressed at how speedily it was ready to shoot.

    Olympus Master 2 software for RAW: painfully sloooow. On a Macbook Pro redraws took 30 seconds (viewed at 1:1) for EACH adjustment of sharpness, contrast, saturation, etc.,!! The XZ1 is too new for Adobe Camera Raw plug-in so I was stuck with using Olympus's software.

    Even moderately contrasty subjects exhibited CA (chromatic aberration) red/blue fringe at the edges of the frame at f4.5 at the wide end (28mm equiv.) which was impossible to eliminate using the Olympus software. After generating a TIF from RAW using the Olympus software, I opened the files in Adobe Camera Raw to further enhance or eliminate CA.

    A solid field of light grey or mistuned surfaces (viewed at 1:1) exhibited a subtle yet definite noise pattern of alternating red/blue patches, whether the Noise Filter was OFF or LOW, and that is disturbing for RAW. Color splotchiness was also visible in shadows but less apparent. The solution was in Adobe Camera Raw's Noise Reduction color setting at 40, which evened out the color and eliminated the noise (but also affects the blurring of sharp details).

    One feature I use in cameras is the AE LOCK to lock an exposure setting, recompose, and shoot several shots. I could not find a way to do this with the XZ1 (other than depressing the shutter release halfway).

    Video: the XZ1 DOES autofocus during video but does NOT zoom. It also has a dedicated button on the back just for video.

    Image Stabilization was excellent for handheld exposures even at 1/10 of a second.

    Conclusion: I really wanted to like and keep the Olympus XZ1, it is so compact and light and has such a fast lens. But I make prints larger than letter size and noise in RAW became an issue. Unfortunately with contrasty subjects even at f4.5 I found that there was always a residual chromatic aberration or color fringing that I could not be rid of even working with RAW files. The Canon G12, although bulkier, gives sharper results from RAW, more accurate color, smoother fine-toned JPEGs, and more controls. I returned the XZ1.

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    5.0

    Great camera

    By K

    from Arizona

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

          We are casual photographers looking for something better than the average point-and-shoot. We started looking at some micro 4/3 cameras, but in the end decided that we would not be spending a lot of money on lenses and that a good compact camera better fits our needs. We have not been disappointed by this one! It has a nice form factor, focuses well & quickly, and takes nice pictures. Configuration takes a little work, but other than that we have been very happy.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great camera

          By eroll

          from Israel

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

          great camera for those who are looking for a high quality compact camera which is very easy and intuitive for use.
          Very good lens and fast focus.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          One fine small camera

          By Brockelman

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

            This, in just a couple of weeks, has become my carry-around camera. Fact is I haven't used my Canon DSLR since it arrived. Great from, rich feel, quick response, fast lens. What's not to love.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            This product is very good

            By henry

            from Waterloo, ON, Canada

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

            When I first got it, I shot a photo with it. And it worked well. The photo has a good iamge quality and very clean.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 5
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            DYNAMO LIL POINT AND SHOOT!!

            By ph_otog

            from Vallejo, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

            I am a semi-professional live concert photographer, and was looking for a compact p&s to bring when I don't have those elusive photo passes for my DSLR. This little camera packs a wide angle with 4x zoom, and a wide aperature which is perfect for low light situations.Higher ISO settings and lens reactivity is not nearly as clear as my DSLR, but both are better than I typically expect from a point and shoot!The flexibility to change to manual mode and play with settings, is just what any moderately serious photographer needs.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Excellent portable camera

            By Silverarrows

            from Montreal, QC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Good lens
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

            Looking for something as a step up from standard point and shoots, this one fit the bill for me. Originally looking for an ILC, I found this one had the features, enough manual control and a quality lens to take excellent pictures for my purposes. There are alternatives to not having a viewfinder if you look around.

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            • No

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            5.0

            XZ-1 goes backpacking

            By Dave

            from Lake City, Mn

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

              I bought the camera for backpacking and took it out 5 days after getting it. I think the results were outstanding. This camera is going to be a lot of fun and is more capable than the user. It is going to get a lot of use over the next few years. .............

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
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              • No

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              4.0

              Good so far

              By Hank

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

              As a pocket (jacket pocket, not pants pocket) camera, the XZ-1 was by far the best camera I could find for the price. I was comparing by price to travel zooms like the Canon SX260 and Panasonic Lumix ZS20. The XZ-1 is a different class of camera, and while Canon and Panasonic's entries in this class may be better than the Olympus, they're also more expensive. What I gave up in zoom is more than made up for in sensor size, lens brightness and picture quality. It did take a little time with the presets and settings to get the camera where I wanted it to be, but I'm happy with it since then.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing

              By grambo

              from Newfoundland, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

              Night time pics with 60 second shutter takes amazing shots,especially on a night full of stars. Macro is superb. Colors are spot on.I'm upgrading from an older superzoom sp550 uz, and the picture quality is superior

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
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              • No

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              4.0

              So far so good!

              By Tom

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Lens Control Ring
              • Oled Screen

              Cons

              • No Front Body Grip
              • Not-so-good Image Stabiiz
              • Tiny Rear Control Ring

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

              Pictures come out pretty consistently good: Sharp, accurate colors/WB, good contrast. Really enjoy the bright lens. Solid feel. Nice color and clear OLED screen. Tried to compare IQ with Canon 30D/Sigma 17-70mm, and resulting photos came out very comparable (a real surprise!). Image stabilizer could have been better. The rotating feature of the tiny ring on the back is almost useless since it tends to be pushed down before it starts rotating. Would be nice to have a grip on the front body.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent!

              By danielolliveira

              from São Paulo, Brazil

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                Very compact and excellent image quality! Really amazing!!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                compact and amazing!

                By Daniel Oliveira

                from São Paulo, Brazil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                  a very nice camera to travel! very portable and excellent image quality.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Super for the price

                  By JeffO

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                    I was a bit concerned about "only" 10 megapixels, no need to worry. The camera is every bit as good as the reviews say it is. It's easy to use, and takes great photos. I waited for the price to drop $, and that sweetened the deal even more. This is a replacement for another fast-lens-equipped Olympus compact camera, a 10 year old C-4040Z, which has lasted long and worked well, which helped me choose another Oly.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    This camera is good in your pocket.

                    By Brino

                    from ct

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom
                    • Poor Flash
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (White):

                    Needs a guard on the right half of the mode dial.
                    More than 10 MP. Better layout of the menu.
                    In all too many options, should have stuck with solid basics.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 5
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice portable option

                    By AJS

                    from Boulder CO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom
                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (White):

                    For a small portable camera, this packs a lot of punch. Nice lense, great feature, good interface. Not an SLR replacement, but a 90% solution in a compact take anywhere body. Solid build quality.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very good choice

                    By sky

                    from Switzeralnd

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                    Very good choice for a photo enthusiast, excellent image quality, great in low light and plenty of preset and customized functions

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    good at nite

                    By rodsbydru

                    from west palm beach

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom
                    • Poor Flash

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light

                    Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                    nice camera

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Everything I want in a camera

                    By Compact enthusiast

                    from Canberra, Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Simple clean design
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Haven't found any

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                    I've only used this camera for two weeks now, but everything about it confirms that the XZ-1 has every feature that I want in a camera without being cluttered with features I'll never use. The fast lens is crisp and compact with a range that fits my uses, not just for travel and casual snaps but even for studio shots. Auto-focus is fast and quiet with no hunting, the screen is big, bright and clear, and shutter-priority and aperture priority as well as full manual (and of course full auto) give me every control I need. With the capacity to attach a microphone for video, it's the bee's knees.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful optics, low light

                    By Denise

                    from Newton, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful image quality
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Full manual control
                    • Full menu
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Macro works very well
                    • Nice Panorama
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                    • F8 is the highest f stop

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                    I carry this camera with me virtually everywhere. It has stunning optics, (it takes gorgeous macros!), full manual control, the same full menu options as my full sized Olympus E520 SLR and the ability to shoot quality pictures in low light conditions. I love being able to get closeups of wildflowers almost as pristine as with my Olympus 50mm macro lens, nice wildlife shots on cloudy days, beautiful sunsets without a tripod or special color adjustment and family dinners without using flash.
                    Two limitations I can think of. One is that the f8.0 is the highest f stop. The other is a modest zoom. But Olympus makes a teleconverter that can be added.
                    Summary: I LOVE THIS CAMERA!

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    I wanted to love it...

                    By KG

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black):

                      I really wanted to love this camera. It had all the makings of a great, smart and flexible point and shoot. The image quality, however, left something to be desired. At every ISO, the jpgs came out smeared. I didn't have any better results when I processed the RAW files.

                      I also found the video to be useless as the camera is constantly finding its focus.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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