Olympus XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)

Olympus XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)

Olympus XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)

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Olympus XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)

Olympus XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black)

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  • 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
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Olympus XZ-1 overview

  • 1Description

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.
In the Box
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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Olympus XZ-1 specs

    Imaging
    Pixels 10 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/1.63" CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MP4
    Audio: WAV
    Max Resolution 10 MP3648 x 2736
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Optics
    Lens 11 Elements in 8 Groups
    Effective Focal Length: 6.0 to 24.0mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28 to 112mm)
    Aperture: f/1.8 (W) to f/2.5 (T)
    Filter Thread None
    Zoom Optical: 4x
    Digital: 4x
    Focus Range Normal: 23.62" to Infinity / 59.99 cm to Infinity
    Macro: 3.94" to Infinity / 10.01 cm to Infinity
    Super-Macro: 0.39" to 23.6" / 0.99 cm to 59.94 cm
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 6400
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 2.0 to 1/2000  

    Up to 16 min exposures in Bulb mode.

    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
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 2 fps at 10 MP for up to 2 Frames
    Self-Timer 2 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
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
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    Built-In Memory 54.6 MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video
    Video Clip Length Up to 2 GBLimited by Memory Card Capacity
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    Screen 3" OLED Rear Screen (614,000 Pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity 1 x HDMI A (Full Size) (Out)
    1 x AV Output (Out)
    1 x HDMI A (Full Size) (Out)
    Software System Requirements Windows: XP, XP (SP2), Vista, Vista (SP1), 7 
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    Battery LI-50B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter F-3AC (Not Included)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.7" / 10.9 x 6.3 x 4.3 cm
    Weight 9.70 oz / 275.00 g Camera, Battery & Media
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.6 x 3.2"

    Olympus XZ-1 reviews

    XZ-1 10MP Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 95.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera, as good as the Canon S95 I'm tired of lugging large cameras around and lenses so I wanted something small but very good, on par with a DSLR. This camera delivers. I had the Canon S95 and liked that one too a lot, especially since it is smaller, but the faster lens makes this one a bit more versatile. So I sold that one. The only minor downside is that it is not as pocketable as the Canon, but it still very easy to carry around. I decided to use a wrist strap rather than the neck strap that came with the camera. Picture quality and performance is excellent, as is build. I also enjoy the dramatic art filter.
    Date published: 2011-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photographer's walkabout camera I bought this as a walkabout camera when I want to leave the SLRs at home. The reviews had it a nudge above Canon's highly regarded S95. The sensor is a tiny bit bigger that other cameras in its class. It has good high ISO for a point-and-shoot and a fast f/1.8 lens. The images are 10 megapixels, which is just right, as any higher density would detract from low light shooting. It shoots high def video, but I don't use it for that. It's not a burden to carry around, has image quality that is good, although not as good as a camera with a larger sensor. Photos are good enough for gallery and professional use.
    Date published: 2011-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Olympus xz-1 good camera but a tad bulky Its a great camera. I have this and the canon s95, I like the photos I'm getting from the olympus better. They are both pretty similiar except for the lens which I think is much better on the olympus, which is to be expected since good lenses are usually better than thier small counterparts. However this makes the camera not as pocketable as the canon. I don't mind the size and am willing to sacrifice for better pictures especially in low light. As a going out/vacation camera i prefer its low light capabilities for going out at night since I sometimes don't want to take my big slr. Overall its a great camera- better than the canon s95 in my opinion but in a larger package due to the lens.
    Date published: 2011-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature-rich small camera I was looking for a small, light camera to carry with me everywhere since my Nikon D7000 was too bulky. I did my research and found this gem. Small but powerful, with point-and-shoot, P, A, S, M capabilities, plus digital zoom. The picture quality is amazing. While it doesn't save pix as fast as my Nikon, its size, weight and features more than compensate for that. I don't take videos, so can't comment on that feature. The only drawbacks I found were the location of the review pix button, which gets in the way of one-handed shutter release, (I was riding a horse at the time), and a shorter battery life than my Nikon.
    Date published: 2011-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compact My last compact camera was the Canon G10 - a great compact. The XZ-1 is a step up, due to a CCD sensor (better dynamic range) in a smaller body. Additionally, the lens is very fast (f/1.8-f/2.5, depending on focal length). for this type of camera - read shallow depth-of-field. The controls are not as intuitive as either Canon or Nikon, so there is a slight learning curve. It can certainly make an exhibition quality 11x14 print. I know, because some of my other cameras include a digital Hasselblad and an 8x10-inch camera. I have made a few nice videos (720P) with this camera as well. It has great accessories from the Pen line of Olympus cameras.
    Date published: 2011-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Excellent The image quality and fast 1.8 lens make this an excellent choice for travel. I have not seen any other camera match the low light pictures taken with this. I would appreciate a little longer telephoto on the zoom, but I can crop to get the content I would have gotten with a slower zoom on a DSLR and still have very good picture quality. The biggest plus, though, is having the additional advantage of HD video with good stabilization. I am amazed at the video quality, even from hand-held shots. I have numerous Olympus DSLR and SLR cameras, and this new entry to the collection is a real treasure.
    Date published: 2011-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful optics, low light 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!
    Date published: 2012-03-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb compact! I use the XZ-1 to photograph for my blog at @.It's compact, lightweight, and the photos are crisp and clear with great color. I really like the art filters.On the not-so-great side, the vewing screen is a bit hard to see in very bright light (but you can always attach the optional electronic viewfinder to solve that problem). For my purposes, I wish the telephoto end of the zoom reached a bit farther, but I understand that it's hard to build a fast, long zoom. I wish it had a self-closing lens cap. And I just don't get why we have to charge the battery by attaching a cable to our computers! Didn't we already pass through that phase back in 2005?Bottom line, though, this is an extraordinary camera . . . fun to use and great results!
    Date published: 2011-02-24
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