Olympus XZ-1 reviews and prices: Compact camera

105 customer reviews

+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

£350 at 2 retailers out of 417 retailers checked

8.7 out of 10 based on 105 reviews.
Olympus XZ-1: 10 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Electronical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Richard, Milton Keynes Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast lens, v.good image quality
Bad points:
Some features not readily accessible
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Oct 2012

Ewan, edinburgh Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
fast lens; good in low light.
good zoom range.
easy to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2012

Steve, Milton Keynes Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Small size, great lens, takes EVF I use with my Pen.
Bad points:
Lens cap.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2012

Susan, Perthshire Scotland Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
great picture quality, excellent range of shooting modes including manual, ability to cope with poor light conditions, large screen.
Bad points:
small area to hold due to size of screen
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Oct 2012

Peter, Jones Professional photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Rich picture colours. Full manual control and RAW. Decent size and weight. High quality lens makes full use of 10 MP sensor to return very acceptable image quality in most light. Good LCD screen.
Bad points:
No built in view finder. Picture quality drops of rapidly at ISO settings from 400 and above. Limited optical zoom.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Oct 2012

Wendy, Giru Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent low light pictures, brillant regular images and a amazing lens. Just need to do some video to cap it all off.
For the compactness this camera excels beyond belief.
Bad points:
Non that i have found.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2012

Anthony, Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use point & shoot mode, but also has plenty of manual adjutments to use once your confidence has grown.
Bad points:
An automatic lens cap would be an improvement.
It could also do with a longer zoom, 4x is not enough.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Dec 2012

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Electronical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge No
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 275
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 110.6x64.8x42.3
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 55
Release date 2011-01-19
Serial Shot Mode No
Bluetooth Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 112
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: : Olympus XZ-1, XZ-1, XZ1, Olympus XZ 1

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Manufacturer's Description

With brilliant image quality and an ultra bright 1:1.8 iZUIKO DIGITAL zoom lens, the Olympus XZ-1 fuses compact camera size and style with system camera features.

Light-grabbing lens
Get great low-light pictures and an adjustable depth of field. The ultra bright 1:1.8 iZUIKO DIGITAL lens, dual image stabiliser and low light mode are perfect for night-time photography.

Brilliant OLED display
See clearly what you’re shooting. The 3” 610K-dot display features deep blacks and great contrast, and stays brilliantly visible, even when viewed from an angle.

Refined and rugged design
Sleek and slim, the XZ-1 fits in your jacket pocket. The stylish design comes in two tough lacquer finishes, snowy white and jet black.

Accessorise it
Do more with the XZ-1. The Accessory Port supports a wide range of extras, from an electronic viewfinder to a microphone adapter.

Gorgeous pictures
Get beautifully clear, high-resolution images. The superb iZUIKO lens, TruePic V processor, and the high sensitive 10 megapixel CCD sensor deliver pictures that impress.

You control the settings
Set the aperture, shutter speed and ISO the way you want it. Twist the lens ring to adjust the main setting for each mode, from art filters to background blur.


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