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Olympus-xz-2.34211378
8.8 out of 10

Olympus XZ-2

Great Deal: $299.99

Reviews and Problems with Olympus XZ-2

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Overall 4
4.0

Beware the size

Dave, B&H Photo
27 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Despite every attempt to see how this handles from on-line reviews and pictures, on receiving it I discovered to my horror that despite the excellent image quality this camera is *tiny*, as in minuscule, as in I would have to tie my shutter finger into a knot to be able to hit the shutter. I literally found it unusable.<br /><br />If you have very small hands, this might work well for it certainly is built to a high level of quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice features, but broke early in

Ronald Crowell, Amazon
28 October 2013
  • Summary: Nice look and feel and great features. Within five hours two intermittent problems appeared: barrel stopped retracting properly when camera turned off, and camera would not focus. Then the barrel got stuck. Disconcerting in a brand new item. I have returned it for a refund. I would be tempted to try another, hoping that this was a lemon. Will wait to see what others have experienced.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed with this purchase

Patrick French, Amazon
21 June 2013
  • Summary: I wanted a very good quality Point & Shoot for my office staff to take pic's of job sites. Left in auto, it is yet to take a decent picture. Took to Europe, came back with a collection of crummy pic's as well (in auto). It will take great shots if you are smart enough to use it in the various modes, but not what I wanted at all from a Point & Shoot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Greatly Disappointed in Stylus XZ-2

stevez, B&H Photo
24 December 2012
  • Excerpt: In shooting outdoors in good light, the camera takes fine, sharp photos. However, when shooting indoors with regular light to low light, the camera is terrible. In more than half of my attempts to take photos, say, of my grandchildren, the camera is worse than slow, it simply fails to focus at all! In addition, when it takes a picture indoors, there is a great deal of noise and graininess.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Fails To Focus Indoors, Poor Flash, Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization, Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0

Autofocus too slow - Rattle noise during video

AxelF, amazon.it
27 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this camera, because I expected it to be an even better camera than the XZ-1 (which is indeed very good). Unfortunately the XZ-2 appears to be significantly bigger in size. This would have been an acceptable disadvantage for getting the touch-screen. But the fast auto-focus of the XZ-1 cannot be reproduced by the XZ-2 via the touch-screen. (the camera focusses as if it would be in the macro-Mode, taking a felt eternity approx 0,5-1 sec).
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Кадавр, club.foto.ru
4 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Ощущения двоякие: вроде все красиво и удобно, но я бы предпочел, чтобы сделали точную копию XZ-1 (в том же весе и размере), но с новой матрицей. Считаю поворотный экран вещью удобной, но не настолько необходимой, чтобы увеличивать размер и вес карманного фотика. ИМХО: если вас не достают шумы в тенях у XZ-1, возьмите лучше его - он мобильнее, проще и в два раза дешевле.
  • Pros: CMOS матрица, избавленная от пластилиновой грязи в тенях и недосветах, чем так доставал XZ-1. Поворотный экран с возможностью выбора точки фокусировки или съемки касанием по нему. Объектив 1,8-2,5.
  • Cons: Основной баг: через 9 месяцев эксплуатации правая сторона кадра потеряла резкость. Официальный СЦ дал ответ: случай не гарантийный, т.к. неисправность обусловлена попаданием песка в объектив. Аппарат был несколько раз на пляже, в песке не валялся, но руками с песком на них наверняка его брали... Делайте выводы о качестве изделия и рисках при эксплуатации., В руке не держится, постоянно преследует ощущение, что сейчас выскользнет. Купил шнурок на руку. Стал менее компа...
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