Olympus Stylus XZ-2

  • Olympus Stylus XZ-2
82
Based on 20 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast, accurate AF.
  • Versatile three-mode lens ring.
  • Flip-out 3in 920k dot LCD touch-screen.

Cons:

  • Poor high ISO noise performance.
  • Average continuous shooting performance.

Expert reviews and ratings

By cnet on 80

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600...

By Digital Photography Review on -

Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control. Good low-light performance, the ability to shoot Raw, and accessible manual controls make these compacts a viable portable...

By The Imaging Resource on -

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By Stuff.tv on 80

If night-time photography gets you going, the XZ-2 is a fine choice...

By Camera Labs on 84

The Stylus XZ-2 provides a great balance between advanced control, capable handling, and ease of use that few of its competitors have achieved with equal success. In part, this is due to the way that they've cleverly limited the influence of the...

By Steves Digicams on -

By Josh Fate Bringing a new level to their compact point-n-shoot camera line, the Stylus XZ line by Olympus offers increased image quality and capabilities, which can easily be seen in the Stylus XZ-2. While it is not the smallest camera available, it...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Well, well, if it isn't one of the best high-end compact cameras we've seen. The XZ-2 white looks gorgeous, takes equally lovely pictures and its dual function lens ring is a joy to use. But boy is it pricey. The £479 RRP is touching upon Olympus Pen...

By DPexpert on -

REVIEW—OLYMPUS XZ-2 compact camera] by terry on 20 December 2012 Price: $600 Up with the best THE LOW-DOWN: This 12 megapixel camera is the top Olympus compact. It has a bright f1.8-2.5 lens with a focal length of 28–112mm (film equivalent). Image...

By Sydney Morning Herald on -

DateDecember 20, 2012 Read later This 12-megapixel camera is the top Olympus compact. It has a bright f1.8-2.5 lens with a focal length of 28mm-112mm (film equivalent). Image stabilisation is by sensor shift. The high-resolution 75mm LCD...

By Digital Photography Review on -

The holiday season is upon us once again and with all the sales and special deals around at the moment, this is a great time to start thinking about getting a new camera. Maybe for a loved one, maybe just as a treat to yourself. In this article, we'll be...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Olympus’ Stylus XZ-2 compact is about as advanced as a small-sensor compact camera can get. It’s great for enthusiast photographers who want to muck around with settings. Novice users might be daunted, but the XZ-2 is at the top of its...

By reviewed.com on 94

It's hard not to root for the scrappy little XZ-2. It packs many desirable features into a compact package, and does it with a sense of style that's distinctly, dare we say it, Olympian. The XZ-2's build quality and design are virtually unimpeachable,...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The XZ-2 is a success for Olympus. The controls and general handling are particularly nice in this camera, plus image quality is good and there are plenty of advanced functions. However, the Sony RX100 is still one giant leap ahead of all expert compacts...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

With the addition of a BSI CMOS image sensor, an adaptable tilting/ touchscreen LCD screen, and a convenient removable grip to the Olympus XZ-2, this camera is at the top of its class. The fast lens and responsive autofocus make it easy to use and hard...

By Amateur Photographer on 84

Initially, I was concerned that the size of the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 may be prohibitive, but while it may not be as small as other cameras, the addition of the tiltable screen is definitely an improvement over the original model. If only it could have...

By SlashGear on -

The premium compact camera you’re about to experience is the Olympus XZ-2, coming in hard with a 12.3 megapixel 1/1.7” BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-bright zoom lens at 28-112mm equivalent f/1.8-2.5, and a 3-inch touchscreen on the back with full tilting...

By PC Mag on 70

The Olympus XZ-2 has a bright lens and captures sharp photos, but it's too expensive and photos start to show some noise as you notch up the...

By techradar.com/au/ on 80

Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012 The XZ-2's super-fast i.Zuiko Digital lens has to be this camera's standout feature, offering ultra-wide apertures and an impressive focal length range of 28-112mm, which sails past many of its hottest contenders,...

By Digital Photography School on -

Stylus is back! Where did it go? Dunno!For a while there, Olympus branded its cameras solely by model number but since the launch of the PEN line it seems the company needed a more visible delineation, so it has engraved ‘STYLUS’ very faintly on the...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The new Olympus XZ-2 is a premium compact camera featuring a 12.3-megapixel 1/1.7” BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-bright 28-112mm equivalent f/1.8-2.5 zoom lens, a high-resolution 3-inch touch-sensitive tilting LCD screen, TruePic VI image processor, 1080p...