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.
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!!
"very good compact. very good picture file. bad control."
5 July 2011
Pros: - bright & sharp lens, even at longest zoom. - capable of shooting people with blur background. - light weight. - able to use external flash (wow!) - raw file (wow! wow!) - stunning Art Filter - stunning bundle Software (Olympus Viewer) that al
Cons: - worst mode dial control ever used. VERY slippery, thus VERY prone to change shooting mode!! - drunken engineers mixed brain-retard 4-way mode control on the back with menu designed. use it & hate it. period. - so-so 'macro' - so-so flash
Summary: Exelent camera! The lens is just fantastic, the built quality very good, the art filters look great and give you a lot of creative possibilities. And if you shoot raw you can add, change or remove them later. The manual controls can not be customized but are well thought. The ring arround the lens and the small ring on the back work great. They're very easy to use and respond very fast.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light
Summary: I have 2 DSLRs but I need a new small camera for the travel and then I found this camera. As I used for last 1 month, it is a really nice camera as the small point-and-shot camera. excellent aperture(1.8). many useful feature such as art filters. but there are some problems. First, lens cap is not good. I don't understand why they made this so bad on this nice camera. Second , sometimes the photo isn't sharp in case of lower light because of the noise reducation feature.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, No Viewfinder, Poor Flash