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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. With PASM exposure modes as well as intelligent Auto and the same Art modes as the Olympus PEN Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system range, it's a very capable compact that's also fun and easy to use.
  • 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 STYLUS XZ-2 Review

thinkdigit.com
12 April 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 is a wonderful successor to the older XZ-1 and fulfills all the qualities expected from a flagship product. The image quality is great, AF speeds are impressive and the wide apertures ensure that you do not have to ramp up the ISO settings even under low lighting conditions while shooting handheld. Using the Fn1 and Fn2 buttons speeds up camera navigation and the 3-inch 920k dot LCD screen does not cause any visibility issues under sunlight.
  • Pros: Dual functions lens ring, Wide aperture range, Impressive low light performance, Speedy AF, RAW format support
  • Cons: Video mode records zooming noise, Battery charging mechanism
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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. With PASM exposure modes as well as intelligent Auto and the same Art modes as the Olympus PEN Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system range, it's a very capable compact that's also fun and easy to use.
  • 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
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS a very good camera made better by a price drop

CNET
14 February 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.
  • Cons: Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS a very good camera made better by a price drop

CNET
14 February 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.
  • Cons: Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS a very good camera made better by a price drop

CNET
14 February 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.
  • Cons: Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS a very good camera made better by a price drop

CNET
14 February 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.
  • Cons: Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS a very good camera made better by a price drop

CNET
14 February 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.
  • Cons: Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS a very good camera made better by a price drop

CNET
14 February 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.
  • Cons: Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus XZ-2

PC Magazine
30 November 2012
  • 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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