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Olympus XZ-2
8.1 out of 10

Olympus XZ-2

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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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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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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
7.5

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS Review

Digitaltrends
12 November 2012
  • Conclusion: All cameras that share a genre with the Stylus XZ-2 are a tough sell. They bridge the gap between stupid-simple point and shoots and MFT or DSLR devices – although they usually come with a hefty price tag.
  • Pros: Responsive vari-angle touchscreen, Fast, bright, versatile lens, Customization options to spare, Full manual control
  • Cons: No dedicated ISO control, Low-light capability could be better, iAuto is disappointing
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus XZ-2

Imaging Resource
17 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The Olympus XZ-2 improves upon the popular XZ-1 with several key upgrades, including a brand new 12-megapixel 1/1.7-inch backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. However, thankfully, the new model keeps the fast, bright f/1.8-2.5 i.ZUIKO zoom lens which made its predecessor stand out against other...
  • Pros: New 12-megapixel 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor delivers improved resolution and better low-light capabilities than its predecessor, Fast, bright i.ZUIKO f/1.8-2.5 lens surprisingly produces good corner to corner sharpness, Wide aperture across the whole 4x zoom range (28-112mm) provides a greater ra...
  • Cons: Image quality deteriorates at higher ISOs, with loss of detail at ISO 800 and up, and significant noise and smudging starting at ISO 3200, Noticeable barrel distortion in JPEGs, Darker skin tones show strong warm push, Slightly crowded rear control layout makes it too easy to hit the wrong button...
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Overall 8
8.4

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Initially, I was concerned that the size of the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 may be prohibitive, but while it may not be as small as other cameras, the addition of the tiltable screen is definitely an improvement over the original model. If only it could have been a millimetre or two slimmer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 review

Stuff.tv
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Olympus has taken last year's excellent XZ-1 night-owl cam, melted it down and forged the bigger and pricier XZ-2 from the remains. Somehow. So was it worth the bloody, sweaty hours in the gadget labs? Yes, and no.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (white)

Pocket Lint
30 January 2013
  • Conclusion: We're big fans of high-end compact cameras, and the XZ-2 really does excel at what it does. We like the style, the images, the available wide aperture settings and that awesome dual-function lens ring. In fact there's not much we don't like.
  • Pros: Dual-function lens ring, f/1.8-2.5 maximum aperture is great for dramatic shots, hotshoe and accessory port expansion possibilities, wireless flash options, tilt-angle LCD screen versatile for shooting, improved image quality despite slightly smaller sensor compared to predecessor, art filters ar...
  • Cons: Pricey, we'd like a wider-angle lens, slightly larger than predecessor and on the chunky side, plastic components to the built less luxury than an all-metal construction, rear d-pad easily knocked which throws exposure compensation out by default, did we menton that it's pricey?
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus’ newest high-end compact is a minor upgrade from the XZ-1

Good Gear Guide.au
25 December 2012
  • Summary: Olympus’ Stylus XZ-2 compact is about as advanced as a small-sensor compact camera can get. It’s great for enthusiast photographers who want to muck around with settings. Novice users might be daunted, but the XZ-2 is at the top of its class.
  • Pros: Bright, fast lens, close focus, Generally good image quality, Packed with controls
  • Cons: High price, No Wi-Fi or GPS, Loss of detail at high ISOs
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