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Olympus XZ-1 review

Olympus has finally produced a 'serious' compact camera

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: JPEG at f/2.8 and ISO100 using macro focus mode (Click here to view full-res version)

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: Raw at f/2.8 and ISO100 using macro focus mode (Click here to view full-res version)

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: ISO 400 raw file with noise filter turned off post capture (Click here to view full-res version)

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: ISO 400 raw file with noise filter at Standard setting (Click here to view full-res version)

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: 28mm (Click here to view full-res version)

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: 112mm (Click here to view full-res version)

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: Monochrome mode with contrast set to its maximum of +2 (Click here to view full-res version)

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Olympus XZ-1 Review: Taken in very overcast conditions, this image taken using AWB is neutral (Click here to view full-res version)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameOlympus
FeaturesLive View, Aperture Priority, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)275 g
Image Sensor Size1/1.63" (7.89 mm x 5.81 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeOLED
Height64.8 mm
Width110.6 mm
Depth42.3 mm
Product SeriesX
Focal Length6 mm to 24 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerOlympus Corporation
Product ModelXZ-1
Product NameXZ-1 Compact Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program Automatic
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberN3869492
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.olympus.co.uk
Marketing Information

The new XZ-1 camera combines the image quality and adjustability of system cameras and the portability of digital compact cameras. For ambitious amateurs and discriminating professionals alike, the XZ-1 offers superior, best-in-class image quality.

Package Contents
  • XZ-1 Compact Camera
  • CB-USB6 USB Cable
  • CB-VC2 Video Cable
  • F-2AC AC Adapter
  • Lens Cap
  • LI-50B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
  • Operating Instructions
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Warranty Card
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty2 Year