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

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Differences

Olympus XZ-2 advantages over Fujifilm X20

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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 exposure
    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 advantages 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 display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    11 vs 4 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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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
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon G15

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G15
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X20
Canon G15
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Olympus XZ-2
Pentax MX-1
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Fujifilm X20
Pentax MX-1
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon G16

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G16
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Fujifilm X20
Canon G16
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Olympus XZ-2
Fujifilm X30
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $494
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm X30
  • $491
  • 2/3 inch
  • $494
  • 2/3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
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