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Olympus-xz-2.34211378
8.7 out of 10

Olympus XZ-2

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus XZ-2

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

ChiJeff5, DP Review
24 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I am not going to do a long review. I am sure that has been done by much better reviewers. I just want to add a few thoughts and observations. 1. Why is the LCD review screen the furthest from the back? For instance, when you lay the camera on its back (so it does not tip over) it rests flat and flush on the LCD. Its going to get scratched way too quickly.
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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. 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

I really tried hard to like this camera, I just can't.

karofred, Amazon
10 September 2013
  • Summary: I am convinced that camera manufacturers are stuck trying to please the undisciplined buying public with things like WiFi transfer, GPS location, different trick mode scenes for shooting pictures that in my humble opinion have nothing to do with taking photo's. I want a camera that will help me hone my skills to produce a decent product that I am happy with. If this camera had a larger sensor and a longer depth of field I feel it would be a better camera.
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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

Good camera marred by terrible lens noise in video

Sean, olympusamerica.com
9 March 2013
  • Summary: The only reason I bought this camera to replace my XZ-1 was because the XZ-1 had terrible video. This camera shoots amazing video... but now it sports appalling clicking and whirring noises when the camera auto-focuses or zooms. You cannot use this for shooting anything in a quiet environment. Very very disappointing, I'm afraid this will be my last Olympus. If you don't need to shoot video however, a great camera.
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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

Qualität besser als XZ-1, technisch unzuverlässig

di2sFv8t, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: Ich habe mir als Ersatz für meine XZ-1 eine XZ-2 gekauft. Es fällt zunächst auf, dass die Bildqualität sich im Makromodus verbessert hat. Nach wie vor erhält man kein scharfes Bild bei voller Auflösung. Je nach Motiv kann man diese am PC auf 2500x bzw. 2000x hintunterskalieren, erhält dann mit entsprechender digitaler Bearbeitung ein schärferes Bild.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
24 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Разочарование. Олимпус больше брать не буду.
  • Pros: Красивый. Объектив светосильный.
  • Cons: Мыло на снимках. На диафрагмах до 2,5 вообще ничего хорошего. ХА дикие. Крупный для карманного аппарата. Шумы.. ну туда-сюда, но скорее сильные. Красный цвет быстро и сильно выгорает в тенях.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Елизарова Лана, Yandex
18 December 2013
  • Excerpt: XZ-1 серьезно переработан и дополнен, однозначно в лучшую сторону. Есть что пофиксить в новых прошивках (например баг с бб). Стоит ли менять XZ-1 на XZ-2? ИМХО стоит только в том случае, если Вам сильно не нравилась шумность матрицы первой модели.
  • Pros: 1. Матрица: она однозначно лучше ведет себя в недосветах и темноте. Нет и в помине той пластилиновой каши, что так удручала в XZ-1. При недостаке освещения вполне рабочие ISO 800. 2. Макрорежим: теперь аппарат сам подстраивает режим под нужды хозяина, т.е. самостоятельно переходит в макрорежим и обратно. Сохранился только принудительный перевод в супермакро. Фокусировка в супермакро стала "от стекла" - чисто микроскоп. 3. Сочетание откидного экрана с АФ по тачскрину о...
  • Cons: Относительный недостаток - увеличение веса и размера по сравнению с XZ-1. Субъективно камера работает медленнее, чем предшественница. Очень загруженное и интуитивно не совсем понятное меню. Возможность настраивать все и по-всякому доводит до путаницы в голове:) Инструкция с официального сайта, по-моему, скуднее описывает возможности меню, чем они есть, и не во всем соответствует действительности:) Есть стремный баг с ББ: камера анализирует сцену, выставляет (в подавля...
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