• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $439 Average Retail $600 MSRP
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 24mm - 120mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $350 Average Retail $380 MSRP

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Advantages

Olympus XZ-2 over Nikon P340

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down

Nikon P340 over Olympus XZ-2

  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    6 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    194g vs 357g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • 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 Canon G15

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G15
  • $439
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $412
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P340
Canon G15
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $412
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Olympus XZ-2
Pentax MX-1
  • $439
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $376
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 60p
  • Slow-motion videos
Nikon P340
Pentax MX-1
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $376
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Olympus XZ-2
Panasonic LF1
  • $439
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $329
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon P340
Panasonic LF1
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • 24p
  • $329
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G16

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G16
  • $439
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $505
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Nikon P340
Canon G16
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p
  • Lighter weight
  • $505
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Olympus XZ-2
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $439
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon P340
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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