wonderful compact high quality camera that sucks at videoing
30 March 2015
Summary: wonderful compact high quality camera that sucks at videoing. had to get ride of it because of the video issue otherwise would still have it today! come with tons of accessories and really worked well together. also small frame factor even with all the extras.
Summary: This WAS a great camera... excellent macro and super macro shots. Fun to use with nice art filters. I had two. The first one (white) had a lens malfunction just under a year. They sent me a new one in black lasted almost a year and a half before it broke...
Summary: Takes great photos. Doesn't work very well in low lighting. It's bulky but I knew that before hand. Still working and has survived the wife so it must be good. My Sony digicam died twice before this one. Easy to use, large screen, fast response (in decent lighting and a fast memory card.).
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?
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.
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.
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).
Summary: Really like the XZ-1, size, wt, shooting functions, software. The only issues I have with the camera it doesn't come with a printed manual. I downloaded the manual and had it printed. Make sure you read the manual so that you can set-up the camera to do what you want.