Excerpt: I bought the Olympus XZ-2 to be my grab and go camera. This camera can take excellent photos morning, noon and night. Recently at a family picnic this camera was able to catch the fast moving kids in action shots, Dad grilling the food with flash of fire shots and the adults playing dodge ball. Fireworks shots caught were excellent because of the fast burst mode and the fast focus. This camera operates like a mini DSLR.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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: I wanted this camera for street photography. Everything I read about it indicated it was exactly what I was looking for, and the sample photos were far and away better than the other compacts I was considering. Ignoring the premium price, I placed my order, and within a few days was unpacking my very own XZ-2. The first thing I noticed about the camera was its weight. It felt as heavy as my DSLR, but most of that weight on the left side (as it's used).
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
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.
Summary: Very good IQ for the sensor size and excellent features. I have the Ricoh GR and bought this for my girlfriend so that she could have a "smallish" camera with RAW and manual controls. Fits the need well.
Excerpt: My dept uses this camera to take pictures of event we hold. Its wide lens and open aperture allows for great indoor and low light images. Not to mention its a well designed camera with a retro appeal to it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact