Olympus XZ-2 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus Stylus XZ-2 
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General
Model Number: XZ-2
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $599.99
Street Price: $435.49
Date Available: 2012-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 12.6 oz (357 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.9 in.
(113 x 65 x 48 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720
Movie Frame Rate: 30p, 30p
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 12.76
CMOS Size (inches): 1/1.7 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sensor Type: CMOS
Effective Megapixels: 12.00
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 60 cm
0.4 - 23.6 in
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-2 or VF-3 external EVF
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 920,000 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: AUTO ISO 100 - 12800 (customizable, Default 100-1600) Manual ISO 100 - 12800, 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Underwater Auto, One-Touch
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 324-zone Digital ESP, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait,Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multiple Exposure, Beach & Snow, Underwater - Wide, Underwater - Macro), HDR , 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
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 (Meters): 5.2
Flash Range Description: ISO 1600: W:0.6 to 11.1m / T:0.6 to 8.5m
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), Linear PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Dedicated Multi-connector (USB/AV/Remote); Micro HDMI Type-D, Accessory Port
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Li-90B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Li-90B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 310
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3-inch 920K-dot tilting touchscreen LCD, Full HD movies, hybrid control ring, HDR backlit correction, 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects, FlashAir compatible, removable grip, accessory port. Body available in black only.

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