• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus XZ-2 over Fujifilm X20

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Fujifilm X20 over Olympus XZ-2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality for its class; Fast, bright f/1.8-2.5 i.ZUIKO 4x zoom lens; Dual-purpose front Control Ring lets you select aperture or focus manually; three-inch articulating LCD touch-screen monitor.

  • Pricier than many enthusiast compacts; Image detail starts dropping off at ISO 800 and noise becomes problematic at ISO 3200; Lens cover pops off as zoom lens extends, when you turn the camera on.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X10

Olympus XZ-2
Fujifilm X10
  • $299
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $357
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $357
  • 2/3 inch

Compared to Canon G15

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G15
  • $299
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $434
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X20
Canon G15
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $434
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Olympus XZ-2
Pentax MX-1
  • $299
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $423
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 60p
  • Slow-motion videos
Fujifilm X20
Pentax MX-1
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $423
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon G16

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G16
  • $299
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $499
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Fujifilm X20
Canon G16
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Olympus XZ-2
Fujifilm X30
  • $299
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $599
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X30
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • $599
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
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