• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Olympus XZ-2 advantages over Leica TL

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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

Leica TL advantages over Olympus XZ-2

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 1.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 4 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-2
Olympus XZ-1
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Leica TL
Olympus XZ-1
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Olympus XZ-2
Pentax MX-1
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Hot shoe
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Leica TL
Pentax MX-1
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon N100

Olympus XZ-2
Canon N100
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
Leica TL
Canon N100
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Olympus XZ-2
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Olympus XZ-2
Samsung NX3000
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $1212
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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