Summary: Camera is overall decent for a small sensor camera. Good LCD, good build quality, adjustment ring built around the lens, fast power up time, and smaller than other low light cameras. Only 5x optical zoom though. You can get 10X total with digital zoom combined. Digital zoom is only available in one or two shooting modes, not in auto.
This is all displayed on the screen for easy reference, and the camera remembers the settings after ...
devon reagan, Amazon
27 October 2014
Summary: I have owned this camera for about seven months, and have shot around 4000 images with it. It is highly customizable, and I am still tweaking settings, and trying out different presets in regards to in-camera contrast, sharpness, and especially, tone control. What I mean by tone control is the ability access a "curves" window (on-screen) and either increase or decrease highlights and shadows independently, in increments of +7 to -7.
Excerpt: Went to see The Eagles the other night, no cameras allowed. I had the XZ-10 (a recent purchase at $199.00), in my shirt pocket. I started in a non-assigned seat, and got warned about taking pictures in the first shot. Later had to move to another seat where all the remaining shots were taken. They were shot with the camera discreetly placed on my left knee, with my left hand covering the lcd and left index finger working the shutter.
Summary: this is an excellent camera although a little hard to setup for me. took quite a while to get it to work the way i wanted as there is no owners manual except on line so to find the info for a setting requires down loading the pdf document then finding the page for a setting. i was disappointed that you can't set the camera to date stamp as the picture is being taken.
Summary: I have been a fan of Olympus cameras since the days of the OM 10. I take lots of pictures. While I like a camera that is easy to use, I do like the option of using manual settings. My main camera is an E-620. It takes great shots and is a very intuitive camera---but it weighs a ton. I wanted a camera that gave me manual settings but was something I could carry around. At Christmas, I received the XZ 1. It is just about perfect.
Summary: ** See the end of this review for updates, after owning the camera for a year.** I think I'm going to return this camera because it simply doesn't offer value at the price I paid, $400. Consumer Reports rated this one tops in 2013, so I decided to get it over other well-rated cameras for less than half the price. Money was no object. Let me start by saying, YES, the pictures are great. Bright, brilliant colors, and focus is sharp and fast enough.
Summary: Unlike the other 2 reviews I actually do own this camera. I was frustrated by the terrible low light quality of my phone but I cant always be lugging my Canon DSLR and 2 extra lenses to concerts or nights out. I did some research and found this camera. I took it to a concert this week and WOW, great performance, battery didnt even drain 1 tick, and I was really happy with what came out.
L. Spencer "http://quietphotography.wordpress..., Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Truly pocketable. A great performer (although I avoid using it at night or in very low light... I have been spoilt by my Fuji X100s). No manual focus is a bit of an oversight. I love the fact that shooting in my usual 3:2 format I can re-crop gaining extra above and below the frame when post-processing the RAW file. I always shoot RAW+jpeg. Lives in my shirt pocket.