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8.1 out of 10

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

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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Overall 6
6.0

Pro e contro

thistle "thistle", amazon.it
25 July 2013
  • Summary: Ho da poco acquistato questa fotocamera dopo aver posseduto per un po' una Canon S100, cambiata per problemi relativi ai video. Elenco qualche pro e contro senza scrivere una lunga recensione: ce ne sono di ottime in giro su internet. Pro - Lente: luminosa e sharp - Ottime foto a ISO 100 e 200. Contro - Software: rispetto a quelli Canon e Panasonic, questo sembra essere stato scritto da uno studentello.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Anatolii, Nadavi
25 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Соблазнили и меня двигатель торговли (реклама) и лестные отзывы. Приобрел и я это чудо - XZ-1. Делаю вывод для себя через месяц пользования: выброшенные деньги. Если убрать из него все эти бесполезные настройки и RAW, который кроме головной боли ничего не дает, то получим заурядную мыльницу, цена которой , от силы, сотня долларов на любом рынке , в любом городе. И качество снимков соответственное.
  • Pros: Внешне выглядит привлекательно. И на этом все.
  • Cons: Один из них: отсутствие видоискателя. Съемки при ярком солнце - наугад.
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Overall 6
6.0

gut, aber nicht mein favorit

der mit dem wolf tanzt "bernardo", Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: Vorab: die Kamera ist handlich und hat sehr angenehmes Jackentaschenformat. Als Point& Shot daher immer dabei und liefert in der Automatikfunktion sicher im Groen und Ganzen recht ordentliche Bilder ohne großes Rätselraten. Doch der hier mit der großen Lichtöffnung der Optik aus der Zuiko-Palette markierte semi-professionelle Anspruch kann nicht erfüllt werden.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

cotte1, Prisjakt
4 August 2012
  • Summary: PLUS: Bländare 1,8 MINUS: Se upp för pixel fel! Kameran tar väldigt bra bilder MEN se upp för pixel fel. Köpte en kamera som var felaktig fick byta till en ny som hade samma fel! Ett flertal pixlar trasiga och det syntes tydligt på bilderna. Lämnade tillbaka även denna kamera och köpte en Canon S100 istället. Kundtjänst: Medi Markt i Uppsala Bra kundservice, ok att lämna tillbaka.
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Overall 6
6.0

Was soll das? Weder Drittkamera für DSLR-User noch Amateur-tauglich

Gaspode, Amazon
16 November 2011
  • Summary: Ich verstehe es nicht, an sich hat die Kamera die richtigen Zutaten. Tolles Objektiv, sehr lichtstark und ein akzeptabler Sensor. Aber an der Software scheitert es wie so oft. Ich würde die Kamera gerne als Immer-dabei verwenden wenn die DSLR oder Systemkamera zu groß ist. Aber was soll ich mit einer Kamera bei der mir nicht mal der automatisch gewählte ISO-Wert angezeigt wird? Das möchte ich doch genauso wie Blende und Zeit jederzeit sehen!
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