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
Summary: Picture quality is great, it eagerly takes low-light no flash pics. Menu is exhaustive, perhaps too much. Pretty easy to hold and maneuver. Hate the lens cap... should have been internal. Not as fast to first shot as I thought it would be... might be as long as 5 seconds. The white body is very nice, even my skeptical husband doesn't mind it.
Excerpt: After having the G15 and the S110 (still have it) I decided to get the XZ2 (purely due to the gorgeous design and great price, down from Euro 599 to Euro 279), I had the XZ1 and loved it but the low light IQ was only average, the video quality was poor, and the AF was only ok i.t.o speed and accuracy in low light conditions. The XZ2 is a different animal though, I've had it 2 weeks now and thought I should give a quick review.
Summary: I selected this camera based on reviews of point and shoot cameras that performed well in low light. My primary goal was to get good photos of my daughter (todler) in all sorts of lighting conditions. The compact cameras I had were good only under ideal conditions, and my other prosumer camera is bulky and somewhat slow (though photos are still very good). In any case, I was missing a lot of once-in-a-lifetime photos.