Summary: Sure you can buy much better cameras out there. For much more $$$$. For $200 this camera is absolutely a STEAL. I took it on a trip to South America as my ONLY camera and could not have been happier with the results.
Summary: I bought this camera to carry around in my bag everyday hoping to take more photos since I rarely take my dslr with me. Overall a very nice camera. Great build quality, performance and handling.
Summary: No longer state of the art, hence available at bargain prices. Perfectly adequate little point-and-shoot for serious photographers who want something small to carry around for unexpected photo-ops and who, like me, don't have a phone with good photo features.
Summary: The reviews about poor focus in low light were right on. However, it does take great pictures otherwise. Will take me a long time to figure out all the bells and whistles. I was really glad to get it at an amazing discount, as I don't think it is worth the original price.
And it's also true that the manual (which is not included as a hard copy) is not all that great at explaining those menus
13 February 2015
Summary: Sooooo many options. It's true what they say about Olympus menus (convoluted and obtuse). And it's also true that the manual (which is not included as a hard copy) is not all that great at explaining those menus. Very nice photos, though.
Great camera for times I want to leave my DSLR at home.
David T "davenet", Amazon
22 January 2015
Summary: I finally got out and snapped some photos with this little camera. It's bigger than some point and shoot models, but I got it because of the fantastic features and manual controls I can enable, should I decide to shoot manual. I got some great photos. I used it on a tripod with no problems.
I like the many features built in so that many effects ...
13 January 2015
Summary: I like the many features built in so that many effects can be done with the camera itself. But for versatility, I still think a DSLR is better with the size of the XZ-2 not really a pocket size.
Summary: At this price, this is the best camera bargain you will ever see. It is not a simple point & shoot, and will take some time to learn what it is capable of doing. Good build quality & many features.
Good alternative for professionals, equally good for novice selfie-takers.
Tony Leong "Theodore Dayton Tiptree", Amazon
13 January 2015
Summary: I use a d600 for personal travels and work but it's gotten a bit clunky. I purchased this model camera because it was small and compact and had good reviews. The touchscreen is a bit gimmicky, as well as the art filters, but if you're a professional, there are some really good qualities - the fast...