Olympus XZ-1 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus XZ-1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: XZ-1
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-01-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 9.7 oz (274 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
(111 x 65 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.0
Sensor Format: 1/1.63 inch
Sensor size: 46.2365mm2 (7.85mm x 5.89mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.15 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG , 12-bit RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: iZuiko Digital ED; 11 elements in 8 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 60 cm
0.4 - 23.6 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection. 11-area with face detection and AF tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-2 external EVF
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 614,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO 100 - 800 / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 EV steps, Movie ISO 200 - 1600, Low light ISO 100 - 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Underwater Auto, One-Touch
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 324-zone Digital ESP, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sport, Sunset, Fireworks, Multi Exposure, Cuisine, Document, Beach & Snow, Under Water Wide, Under Water Macro, Pet, Panorama
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: optional RM-UC1 Remote cable
Connections (extended): Dedicated Multi-connector; Mini HDMI Type-D, Accessory Port, Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1 Available
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Li-50B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Li-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 320
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 1/1.63" 10-megapixel CCD with TruPic V image processor, iZUIKO f1.8-2.5 6.0-24mm lens, dual image stabilization, full PASM exposure modes, 720p videos, six Art Filters, Accessory Port for optional SEMA-1 external microphone adapter, VF-2 EVF or MAL-1 Macro Light. Available in black or white.

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