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Olympus XZ-2
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Olympus XZ-2

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Olympus XZ-2 Camera Review

Shutterbug
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: The Olympus XZ-2 is the successor of the XZ-1 which was the first compact camera made by Olympus with a large sensor (1/1.63”). The new camera has a new CMOS sensor (the XZ-1 had a CCD sensor) which is slightly smaller but has a slightly higher resolution (12MP instead of 10MP).
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Overall 8
8.4

Olympus XZ-2

Camera Labs
1 June 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is a 12 Megapixel advanced compact with a stabilised 28-112mm equivalent optical zoom. It has a flip-up 3in 920k dot LCD screen and hotshoe with accessory port that can take an optional viewfinder.
  • Pros: Fast, accurate AF., Versatile three-mode lens ring., Flip-out 3in 920k dot LCD touch-screen., Accessory port for optional EVF.
  • Cons: Poor high ISO noise performance., Average continous shooting performance., Touch-sceen inactive for movie recording., Only 2 video modes.
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Digital Camera Review: Olympus XZ-2

techlicious.com
14 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The XZ-2's 12MP sensor, 4x zoom lens, image processor and fast auto focus speed combine for impressive photo quality from a camera this compact. The 28-112mm equivalent lens is super fast at f/1.8-2.5 and the resulting pictures have minimal noise, accurate tone and look really good at full size.
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Olympus STYLUS XZ-2

thinkdigit.com
12 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Olympus had impressed us with the XZ-1 back in 2011 and it went on to win our Zero1 Award in the advanced point and shoot camera category that year. Two years later, we have the successor to the XZ-1 – the STYLUS XZ-2.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus XZ-2

PC Magazine
8 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Olympus XZ-2 has a bright lens and captures sharp photos, but it's too expensive and photos start to show some noise as you notch up the ISO.
  • Pros: Fast lens. Excellent control layout. Tilting touch-screen LCD. EVF option. Hot shoe. Raw shooting support.
  • Cons: Expensive. No Wi-Fi or GPS. Noisy images at high ISOs.
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Overall 8
8.4

Olympus XZ-2

Camera Labs
1 April 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is a 12 Megapixel advanced compact with a stabilised 28-112mm equivalent optical zoom. It has a flip-up 3in 920k dot LCD screen and hotshoe with accessory port that can take an optional viewfinder.
  • Pros: Fast, accurate AF., Versatile three-mode lens ring., Flip-out 3in 920k dot LCD touch-screen., Accessory port for optional EVF.
  • Cons: Poor high ISO noise performance., Average continous shooting performance., Touch-sceen inactive for movie recording., Only 2 video modes.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
25 February 2013
  • Summary: There are too many flagships to keep track of these days, but here's the latest one. Filed under Olympus' "flagship point-and-shoot", meet the STYLUS XZ-2 , which boats many of the same technologies from Olympus' Micro Four Thirds and dSLR cameras.
  • Pros: iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, Overall image quality is excellent for a compact, Performance is outstanding, LCD is bright, sharp and tilts, Touch control of LCD is sensitive, but lacks  pinch type controls, Gr...
  • Cons: Flash has a tendency to blow out images, WiFi capabilities are limited and more complicated than need be, No audio input on camera, Some special shooting modes did not work as hoped
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Expert Review

photo.net
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: The Olympus XZ-2 iHS is the successor to the Olympus XZ-1. The lens is the same (35mm equivalent) 28-112/1.8-2.5, but the Zx-2 adds a new 12 MP back illuminated CMOS sensor, a control ring around the lens, a tilting (touch sensitive) higher resolution LCD , 1080 HD video, stereo sound recording and...
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

reviewed
3 December 2012
  • Summary: A solid upgrade to the beloved XZ-1, but not the giant killer we hoped for.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
19 November 2012
  • Summary: <img style="float: right" src="http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/assets/47769.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="240" border="0" /> The Olympus Stylus XZ-2, the company’s most recent premium compact, jettisons onto the market with its classic body design and its quite impressive f/1.8 lens.
  • Pros: Excellent still image quality, Fast maximum lens apertures, Very good overall lens performance, Removable/Interchangeable grips
  • Cons: Less than stellar zoom length, High ISO pixel smudging, Lengthy delay in image playback feature
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