• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus XZ-2 advantages over Panasonic LF1

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $248
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 310 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.24 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Panasonic LF1 advantages over Olympus XZ-2

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    192g vs 357g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 4 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    10 vs 3 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
Panasonic LF1
Olympus XZ-1
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $500
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Canon G15

Olympus XZ-2
Canon G15
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic LF1
Canon G15
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Canon S110

Olympus XZ-2
Canon S110
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
Panasonic LF1
Canon S110
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 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
Panasonic LF1
Pentax MX-1
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Leica C

Olympus XZ-2
Leica C
  • $199
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic LF1
Leica C
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
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