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Olympus XZ-1
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Olympus XZ-1

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Review – Olympus XZ-1 camera – Capable Fun in your Pocket

maceditionradio.com
9 December 2011
  • Excerpt: One look at a listing of cameras in the marketplace these days shows that the competition within the point-and-shoot camera market is as intense as any consumer battle you can find. There are so many models to choose from – by the time you settle on a model, new ones have already been released.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus XZ-1

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: The Olympus XZ-1 is an excellent compact camera with an advanced feature set and mostly efficient controls to access them. Just about every feature is covered and expansion options are unmatched.
  • Pros: Ultra-Bright F/1.8 lens, lets use lower ISO, Excellent lens sharpness, Uniform lens brightness, Extremely low distortion, Low image noise, Very good automatic white-balance, Conservative metering, Reliable autofocus, Above average shot-to-shot speed, Optional tiltable EVF, Built-in ND filter, Gre...
  • Cons: Colors not entirely natural, Custom white-balance not perfect, Slow autofocus, Noticeable shutter-lag, Video recording lag, Impossible to setup framing for video, Not exposure-priority, Incorrect histogram, Poorly used rear control-dial
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus XZ-1

PC Magazine
17 September 2011
  • Conclusion: The Olympus XZ-1 dazzles when you compare it with other compact cameras, but its price and size pit it squarely against a class of cameras that can best its performance and quality.
  • Pros: Beautiful images even in low light. Extremely bright lens. Large image sensor. Fast captures. Gorgeous display. Camcorder-like video recording.
  • Cons: Pricey. Bulky for a compact camera. Lens cap is a nuisance.
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Olympus XZ-1 Review

photographybay.com
9 August 2011
  • Summary: Overall, the Olympus XZ-1 is a great little compact camera. I find it to be right up there with the Canon G12 as a serious compact shooter.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
20 July 2011
  • Summary: The XZ-1 combines simple direct controls with an excellent lens to create probably the best photographers' compact currently available. The output JPEGs are great and the balance of lens range, brightness and compactness make it a really appealing package, whether as an only camera or as a more...
  • Pros: Fastest (brightest) zoom lens of any current compact, Really useful 28-112mm lens range, Lens impressively sharp with generally good corner sharpness at wide apertures, Reliable exposure metering and great color response make it easy to get good images, Good high ISO capability for a small-sensor...
  • Cons: Lack of AEL/AFL button rules out focus and recompose technique, No ability to adjust noise reduction level, No option to customize any buttons (though controls are generally very good), No direct access to ISO or White Balance, Auto ISO can use long exposure times in low light, Lens a little pron...
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
16 June 2011
  • Conclusion: When it comes to usability, its a real horse race. If you already own one of the competitive cameras mentioned I don’t think that a move to the XZ-1 would gain you much. But if you’re in the market for a pocket camera capable of producing decent image quality then you owe it to yourself to visit a...
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Review of the Olympus XZ-1 Digital Camera

techlicious.com
25 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The Olympus XZ-1 is a compact camera that sells for $500. Is that completely insane? Maybe not, if you value the ability to take indoor photos without firing off a harsh, intrusive, skin-tone-unfriendly flash.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Appearance 9
9.0
Build quality 10
10

Olympus XZ-1 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
17 April 2011
  • Conclusion: What Olympus has produced with the XZ-1 is a camera worth very strong consideration. Not just to be weighed up against its direct competitors (S95, G12, LX5, EX-1, P7000) but as an alternative to its own mirror-less PEN range.
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus XZ-1 Review

Digital Photography School
9 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Amid all the clamour of Olympus’ and Panasonic’s support for the Micro Four Thirds format, it’s easy to forget that not everyone wants, needs or can fathom the intricacies of a DSLR or its kin. Canon has done very well with its G series fixed lens, compact digicams.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

reviewed
25 March 2011
  • Summary: Olympus re-enters high-end point-and-shoot market, and their first attempt in about ten years is a home run.
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