I like the many features built in so that many effects ...
3 weeks ago
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: Just opened the box and was horrified to see that the camera does NOT come with a lens cap. I'll say this again - this $500+ camera DOES NOT come with a lens cap. No problem, you can get the LC-63A automatic lens cap for $50+. What's wrong with this picture? You have to be kidding. Correction: did find the push on lens cap in the packing later . Changed my rating accordingly.
Summary: I got this camera on sale. It was affordable enough to keep in my pocket at all times. It is a little bulky, but I'd rather carry out around in my pocket than my Hasselblad Stellar. I would say the price/convenience/iq are a great balance if you can get this under 200 dollars.
Summary: Got this a day before an extended vacation. No manual so lots of trial and error. Fold out viewfinder is great for candid and overhead shots. Screwy USB proprietary cable sucks. One more cable in my carry on. Does not come with memory card.
Excerpt: I know I am late to the party here and I expect Olympus to introduce an upgrade fairly soon. But, I did buy it in today's market and it will probably remain a viable choice for a while. I was attracted to getting a new mirrorless system like the Fuji XT-1 but decided that I was just replacing my existing compact and not my current DSLR. A mirrorless system will have to wait for now.
Excerpt: It's great camera because it is on sale now. You can get it as low as 230$ from Japan with free shipping! Shoots RAW, has manual controls, has excellent picture quality, decent AUTO mode for beginners, very quick in everything it does (shoots RAW + JPEG). Cons I've gotten two little dirt samples very quickly. I own it for about 2 months. I hope they are the last, it doesen't affect the picture quality. Mediocre video I think. It's somewhat unstable. See my video: ...
Excerpt: What i like - fast start-up time - fast AF - IQ, colours, details - touchscreen - art filters, hdr - art bracketing - build quality Would be better - customization: why so few functions in Fn1?, useless AF point button (I have touchscreen) on dial ring, lack of fast access to raw, why HDR is set apart from picture modes and Art Filters menu?
Excerpt: This is a great all-rounder. The OOC Jpegs are nice and you can tweak the noise reduction, sharpness and other settings if you want. The best feature is the click wheel around the lens. In Aperture Priority mode it is used to adjust the aperture. If you flick the switch on the front it can then be used for manual focus. It then moves freely with no clicks and works perfectly for focus.