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Olympus XZ-1

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

photos4rob, DP Review
29 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Good quality pics overall. No useful customizations (dials & buttons), yet many jpg picture mode customizations that few will use, want or need (if you need this level of automation, you will do it post in RAW form). Many issues with this camera leave me wanting to teach the programmers how to do their job and fix the short-comings. The pic quality and optics are goog when ISO is below 800. Above 800 degrades quickly. No program shift.
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't quite do it for me

Tankery "Tankery", Amazon
9 November 2012
  • Summary: My household, for various reasons, has many cameras that we all grab and shoot with for even more various reasons. We've all come to like the high end point and shoot ones the best. We have A great DSLR but it's bulky and the quality of especially enthusiasts point and shoot meets our needs, usually. We don't own a single 4/3 camera. Changing lens, oddly bulky like a DSLR, with only marginally smaller footprint with a good lens..makes no sense to any of us.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good camera but way too big

TX Longhorn, Amazon
5 November 2012
  • Summary: This is a great quality camera, but the size made me unable to keep it. I could barely squeeze it into my pocket because the lens sticks out so far. It has some great features but I felt that for me personally, they were outweighed by the non-portability of this device.
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Overall 6
6.0

Can't we have a manual camera with SOME user friendly options?

veryselective, Amazon
9 August 2011
  • Summary: I agree with others who have commented on poor video. The video on this camera is unusable if you're even the least bit particular. The camera searches for the subject and goes in and out of focus. I thought it was going to be "not great" but it's worse than that. Second thing that made me send it back: the shot to shot time is really slow (not when using hi speed mode, just single shot and then another single shot).
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Overall 6
6.0

Video killed the Photograph Star - XZ-1 vs. LX5

Stillness, Amazon
14 March 2011
  • Summary: My review of the XZ-1 is from the perspective of being proud father and the family member in charge of capturing memories (and a major geek). Through the years, I have tried just about every type of camera from the Fujifilm F30 to the Canon ti2, the Lumix GF1, GH1 and so on. My ideal camera is small enough to carry in a pocket (or in my case, a belt holster), has great low light capability, great video capability and some zoom capability.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

cotte1, pricespy.co.nz
6 days ago
  • Summary: PLUS: Aperture 1.8 MINUS: Beware of pixel errors! The camera takes very good pictures BUT watch out for pixel errors. Bought a camera that was incorrect were switched to a new one that had the same error! Several pixels broken and it was clearly visible in the pictures. Left back also this camera and bought a Canon S100 instead. Customer Service: Medi Markt in Uppsala Great customer service, ok to return. PLUS: Bländare 1,8 MINUS: Se upp för pixel fel!
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Overall 6
6.0

Lovely camera.. poor macro

T. Cley "Tim", Amazon
1 June 2012
  • Summary: I can understand why for so many this is a five star camera, but it just did not suit me. There were two issues, Most importantly the macro just did not go close enough. The smallest area you could fill a picture with was the almost the size of a kindle screen. For somebody, like me, who loves taking pictures of nature this was not good enough.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Gearburn, Rates Direct Shopping
20 February 2012
  • Excerpt: It’s been a long time since Olympus gave us a ‘proper’ compact – that hard to define small, compact point & shoot that’s designed for the serious picture taker that wants something that’s small enough to always be on them. The re-introduced PEN interchangeable lens quasi-viewfinder cameras showed Olympus’ revival of interest in this market, and the ten megapixel XZ-1 takes us the rest of the way.
  • Pros: Pretty much everything – great build, great lens, big ol’ CCD
  • Cons: A serious camera that almost, but doesn’t quite have serious handling features
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Overall 6
6.0

Was the Worst Camera I've ever Owned - now made better by excellent Olympus customer service

Andy Doss, Amazon
24 November 2011
  • Summary: {UPDATE: I am delighted to report the very good people at Olympus UK came good and serviced the camera FOC. I have upgraded my rating to just 3 stars as I still believe this to be a fairly 'average' camera for the quality/price ratio. However, now that I can try the camera without the distraction of dust spots I shall go get some real-world photography done and report back again if I think the camera deserves another rating upgrade.
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Overall 6
6.0

Small camera with some nice and not so nice features

Thrud Fan, Amazon
15 September 2011
  • Summary: I, like many, it seems bought this as a small camera for when I don't want to lug my DSLR around. I fell for the stunning view screen and the fast lens. I didn't buy it for its video capabilities, which is just as well, as they are not that impressive despite the HD label on the front. It's okay for youtube and if you don't have a proper video camera to hand but I've yet to see a stills camera do video or video do stills that satisfies me.
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