Olympus XZ-10 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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Olympus XZ-10: 5x optical zoom, JPEG storage, Sensor shift image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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This Olympus XZ-10 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 12
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Sensor shift
Touchscreen Yes
Media format JPEG
Memory card slot SD card
Memory card slot SDXC
Memory card slot SDGC
Video recorder Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 221
Dimensions (mm) (W x H x D) 102.4 x 61.1 x 34.3mm
Built-in flash Yes

Also known as: Stylus XZ-10, XZ-10

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Manufacturer's Description

If you’re looking to shoot top‑quality stills and Full HD movies with all the right creative tools – but without all the size and weight of an SLR camera – the XZ‑10 could be just perfect for you. It is equipped with iHS technology, bolstered by a high‑sensitivity CMOS sensor and the same high‑performance image processor used in our leading OM‑D model. The i.ZUIKO DIGITAL 5x optical zoom lens (26‑130mm, 35mm equivalent) has an extra‑wide, super‑bright maximum aperture (1:1.8) giving you super‑sharp images in dim conditions without having to use a tripod or flash. The lack of noise is a big advantage when you zoom up close – you can boost magnification to 10x with no noticeable pixilation with the Super‑resolution Zoom.

Furthermore the XZ‑10 lets you assign manual functions to the control ring around the lens so you can adjust settings including aperture, exposure time and program shift like a professional photographer – without taking your eye off your subject. You can also assign ISO or metering to the Fn button on the back, or PASM modes to the function wheel next to the LCD.

The 3.0” display has 920,000 dots and is touch‑sensitive, enabling one‑touch ‘manual’ autofocus. On top you can shoot in the Full HD Movie format or produce high‑speed films at 120 fps for slow‑motion playback. Alternatively, produce imaginative compositions from your stills with the Photo Story feature or spice up your work with one of 11 Art Filters – then share it all directly from your camera in your social networks via an external FlashAir™ card.

It’s hard to believe that all this is packed inside our smallest compact X series camera to date!

iHS Technology: equipped for better quality images
It’s no wonder the XZ-10 produces such remarkable images: with its TruePic VI image processing engine used in our leading OM-D model, plus a high-sensitivity, 12 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor that makes full use of the iZUIKO DIGITAL lens with its state-of-the-art components.


Capture awesome shots – even in dim lighting conditions
The extra-wide aperture of this i.ZUIKO DIGITAL 26-130mm 1:1.8-2.7 lens (35mm equiv.) allows maximum light into your camera. You’ll really notice the benefit of this in dim conditions, achieving sharp images even without a tripod or flash. You’ll also get arty defocusing effects similar to that of an SLR camera.


Customise your XZ-10 for single-step adjustments at your fingertips
No matter which mode you’re in, you can adjust the most important setting – such as aperture or shutter speed – with a simple twist of the ring. As if this wasn’t convenient enough, you can also assign a function to the customisable Fn button as well. All of this is absolutely invaluable when you have just split seconds to take your shot.


Focus & shoot in a split second – all with the tip of your finger
The XZ-10 combines one of the fastest autofocus with a fast-response touchscreen – heralding a whole new style of shooting. It lets you focus and shoot in an instant with your fingertips. So you can capture all the perfection of those fleeting moments.

The XZ-10 is so compact you can take it anywhere
This is the smallest compact XZ series camera to date – making it easier than ever to carry it with you and take high-quality images whenever a photo op arises. And despite its size, it even features an ultra-convenient control ring!

Get creative with your compositions
The XZ-10 lets you combine different shots to create a single-frame, collage-like composition. There are several different themes to choose from that automatically apply Art Filter effects to give you a striking finished look.


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