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Olympus XZ-1

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Compact Camera for RAW Shooters

D. Warnecke, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera as a birthday gift for my mother, taking advantage of the heavily-discounted $199 price. Sure, it's last year's model but it features the very same 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 lens as the new $599 Olympus XZ-2. How bad could it be? Unfortunately, if you plan on shooting JPEGs, it can be pretty bad. Very aggressive noise reduction is used even at base ISO and chroma noise overwhelms shadowy areas above ISO 400.
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Overall 8
8.0

Currently the value/performance champion

PhotoGraphics, Amazon
17 November 2012
  • Summary: As a pro photographer, I face a quandary. When I am on my own downtime, traveling or with family, I loathe dragging a DSLR with multiple lenses and accessories. But yet I feel restricted with most pocketable point-and-shoot compact cameras. They are just too limiting for things my creative urge wants me to do.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great compromise between point and shoot and DSLR

backtorockville, Amazon
22 October 2012
  • Summary: I bought the XZ-1 because I was interested in a camera with more "serious" options, without spending the money for a DSLR that too often might get left at home because of its size. I am a fairly casual but knowledgable hobbyist photographer, taking pictures mostly of urban excursions, my garden and my dogs. In the past I had and loved an all manual film SLR, and for years have made do with a Canon ELPH Powershot 1300SD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Camera

DruMax, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • Summary: I have been frustrated trying to find a good, smaller, low cost camera to shoot real close up "Macro". Read many reviews that said this was a good all around camera and that it takes good macro. I was not disappointed. This camera takes great, crystal clear macro shots and for standard day to day photos it is worry free with good, worry free, auto point and shoot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice for $300

Coronet Blue, Amazon
22 September 2012
  • Summary: I've owned a lot of these small sensor compacts, always looking for a pocket camera that gives SLR results. (The Sigma DP cameras meet this requirement but are a pain to use and lack zoom lenses). The Sony RX-100 isn't bad but my expectations were so high, I ended up returning it because it was good, not great. So that's where I am coming from.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

RezaTravilla, DP Review
10 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Great pocket camera. Sharp and good at lowlight. Problems: I hate the auto NR. That's all for it's weakness.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jos G, DP Review
24 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I wished for a decent replacement for my DSLR to carry 'always' with me. I wished for a camera that did excellent RAW files and had a powerful lens. Because I often missed my DSLR. It should be fast in terms of readiness and focusing. It should be compact so I could carry it with me always and everywhere. I found the XZ-1 to do this job. I carry it around for almost a year now and took about 10000 pictures with it - including experiments and stuff I deleted.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jos G, DP Review
24 May 2012
  • Excerpt: ... 8599 pictures in 2011 and 9182 in 2012 up to now = 17781 pictures. Don't ask me what or when or where - sun, snow, rain, wind... always!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

postrec, DP Review
4 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Just updating what I've previously written... I was unhappy with slugglishness of my camera, but it has improved since I updated the firmware. Formatting the SD card helped too (should have done that first I know). Also, I was mistaken about the raw files not opening in ACR/lightroom - I thought my plugins were up to date, but apparently not! That is all - hopefully my previous review hasn't put anyone off. It is a cool camera!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great pictures - Video so so

El Tombo "NNPS9107", Amazon
11 February 2012
  • Summary: After shooting with this camera for about a month now, I'm still glad I bought it, but I am a bit disappointed with the video. I heard some bad reviews about the XZ1 video, but you seem to get some bad reviews with any camera. Here's what I found with mine: 1) Auto-focus on video is pretty much unusable. You get random focus jumps during the video even when you and your subject are barely moving.
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