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.
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.
Excerpt: I really like this cam. Nice UI, after I learned how it works. Good screen. With large aperture, it`s possible to get som bokeh. Not bad for a small sensorcam. The only flaw is that saving my own preferences is rather tricky.
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.
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.