Olympus XZ-1

  • Olympus XZ-1
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Based on 48 scores, 65 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Nicely designed.
  • Solid user interface.
  • Easy to use menu system.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • No hand grip.

Expert reviews and ratings

By evogadget.com on

And so here we are at the end of this article. We hope it was helpful. Analyzing the new Olympus XZ-1 was both enjoyable and frustrating at times, but overall the product is worth a...

By Tech2 on 80

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By cnet on 78

Enjoyable to shoot and relatively fast, the Olympus XZ-1 only stumbles when it comes to photo quality, which is very good, but not uniformly excellent as one would expect from this class of...

By Photography Bay on

Overall, the Olympus XZ-1 is a great little compact camera. I find it to be right up there with the Canon G12 as a serious compact shooter.The design is solid, with a slick metal body, the smart lens selection wheel and the signature Olympus Art...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

If you want to have fun while taking photos, then the Olympus XZ-1 is for you. It's easy to use, takes clear and rich images, and it even has useful art filters. We really like it and think it's great for novices photographers as well as pros....

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

The Olympus XZ-1 emphatically proves that high-end compacts are still a serious option, combining pocketability with ever-improving picture qualityOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques....

By The Luminous Landscape on

When it comes to usability, its a real horse race. If you already own one of the competitive cameras mentioned I don't think that a move to the XZ-1 would gain you much. But if you're in the market for a pocket camera capable of producing decent...

By TechReviewSource on 60

The Olympus XZ-1 is a 10-megapixel digital camera that features automatic and manual controls, RAW shooting, a hot shoe and a 3-inch OLED display. While targeted at more experienced photographers that don't want to spend a lot of money for good...

By PC Advisor on 70

The XZ-1's blend of manual features and tutorial modes make it a good fit for experienced shooters or anyone who wants a pocketable camera they can get to know and ultimately grow into. Expect a learning curve, but one that ultimately offers some...

By The Imaging Resource on

Olympus has entered the flagship digicam fight with a winner. It's learned from its competitors, avoiding the brick in favor of an almost too svelte box, adding a manual control with the lens ring, including a pop-up flash and a hot shoe, avoiding...

By PCWorld on 70

The Olympus XZ-1 is a manual-minded camera with great optics, but its autofocus and exposure levels are weak spots, and it's not entirely novice-friendly....

By HardwareZone.com on 85

It's heartening to see that instead of indulging in the megapixel war – which isn't a very good indicator of camera performance – camera manufacturers are turning to other great features like larger sensors and faster glass which do...

By Buy-n-Shoot on 80

What Olympus has produced with the XZ-1 is a camera worth very strong consideration. Not just to be weighed up against its direct competitors (S95, G12, LX5, EX-1, P7000) but as an alternative to its own mirror-less PEN range. For those hoping to...

By CNET Australia on 85

Olympus has made a truly exciting camera in the form of the XZ-1, with a super-bright lens and plenty of controls to fiddle...

By DPexpert on

This is an excellent camera with a brilliant lens and good build. It is a shame about the jpeg noise reduction. In all other respects it is a worthy competitor in the top compact segment. *...

By Digital Trends on 85

The Olympus XZ-1 is a solid investment for those looking to move beyond point-and-shoots and will keep users of various skill levels interested while delivering impressive results....

By PC Mag on 70

The Olympus XZ-1 dazzles when you compare it with other compact cameras, but its price and size pit it squarely against a class of cameras that can best its performance and quality....

By DigitalCameraInfo on

The Olympus XZ-1 (MSRP $499.99) is a spectacular addition to the high-end compact camera family. We’re happy to see Olympus re-entering this market, especially with this 11-megapixel sensor and gorgeous new Zuiko lens. The hardware lets the camera...

By NeoCamera on 80

The Olympus XZ-1 is a compelling entry into the advanced compact category with a rich feature set. The ultra-bright F/1.8 wide-angle lens combined with a relatively large CCD sensor lets this model produce some of the best images to come out of a...

By Wired on 60

Compact cameras with fast, professional-style lenses have been blowing up big time in the past year.However, Olympus only recently joined the fun. Yes, the company did produce some point-and-shoot style models with “fast” apertures back in...