Olympus XZ-10 review

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Colours straight from the Olympus XZ-10 are bright and punchy without going over the top.

Olympus XZ-10 review

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The Olympus XZ-10 copes well with low light situations, producing images that are relatively low in noise without losing too much detail. This image was taken at ISO 800.

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Here we can see the camera has struggled a little with the high contrast conditions of an indoor scene, with bright light coming in through the windows, but the dynamic range is still respectable.

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Macro focusing is available as close as 1cm away from the subject, leading to creative frame-filling shots.

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Both automatic white balance and metering have done a good job of providing a scene that is well exposed and accurately coloured, despite the mixed lighting conditions.

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The Olympus XZ-10 has a 5x optical zoom lens - this is taken at the widest point of the lens.

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This shot is taken at the telephoto end of the zoom optic. While it doesn't have the longest reach of the premium compacts on the market, it's still fairly flexible.

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General purpose metering has really struggled to provide a well exposed image here, being confused by the contrast in the scene.

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In this shot, we changed to spot metering for better results - the sky has been a little overexposed, though.

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The Olympus XZ-10 makes a good pocket camera for use every day, while still enabling you to get creative with shots.

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As with most Olympus cameras, a wide variety of art filters are available and worthy of experimentation. This is the Cross Process effect.

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Dramatic Tone is another filter that has been brought across from the range of PEN and OM-D CSC cameras.

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Dramatic Tone also has a black and white option, leading to dramatic monochrome shots.

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Cross Process can also be customised to suit different needs. This example has red toning, rather than the standard green tint.

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Sepia toning is another art filter that is available.

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You can shoot in a number of different aspect ratios. By default, this is set to 4:3, but 3:2, 16:9 and this 1:1 square crop is also available.