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Olympus XZ-1

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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. So it seems natural that Olympus should also want to engage with that market sector.
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6.0

Olympus XZ-1 Compact Camera Shines, But Only in Decent Light

Wired
16 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Compact cameras with fast, professional-style lenses have been blowing up big time in the past year. However, Olympus only recently joined the fun. Yes, the company did produce some point-and-shoot style models with “fast” apertures back in the early 2000s — the chunky 4-megapixel Olympus C-4040, with its f/1.8 lens was one of our favorites at the time. But of late, its focus has been on mirrorless, interchangeable lens, Micro Four Thirds cameras such as the PEN E-PL2 .
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus XZ-1

CNET
18 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Le nombre est marqué sur le boitier de l'Olympus XZ-1. Bien visible sur la face avant, telle un label de qualité, l'étiquette indique l'ouverture maximale du diaphragme de son zoom : f/1,8. Waw! Parmi les compacts haut de gamme ou les bridges, on trouve quelques fois une ouverture de f/2 (sur le Canon S95 ) ou f/2,5 (sur le Panasonic GH2 ), mais 1,8... Ceci dit, il n'y a guerre de différence entre les ouvertures f/1,8 et f/2.
  • Pros: très beau piqué du zoom, grande ouverture du zoom, compacité relative, mode super macro, réducteur d'exposition.
  • Cons: ergonomie de l'APN en mode manuel, faiblesse relative de la gestion du bruit (à partir de 800 ISO).
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