Close
Share on
Olympus XZ-1
Olympus XZ-1
+ 7 Videos

Loading image...

Olympus XZ-1 Digital Camera

$349.99
$298.89 $51.10 cheaper than 21 days ago
Compact Camera 10MP 4x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Release Date
User reviews are excellent
Nice design
Reasonably priced
50 Reviews
Overstock $298.89 Go to Store
See All 4 Prices from 1 Store | $298.89 - $389.99 | Price Trend | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Price

Price Has Gone Down by $51.10 (15%)

The price has dropped from $349.99 to $298.89 in the last 21 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 89% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 11% chance that the price will actually go back up. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

Chart Hide Chart

Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 65 user reviews this Olympus digital camera has a terrific average user rating. 33 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 4,447 owner and expert reviews (including 54 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras. 95% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Jens Erik Bech said in their review of this digital camera “You stood in front of beautiful sceneries”. Kay T said five years ago “The white is GORGEOUS in person” and rated the Olympus XZ-1 a maximum of 5 stars. Sam wrote on Amazon “The XZ-1 takes some beautiful photographs, providing a vast amount of detail”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was ugly. One customer who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was ergonomic. Ibraar 'le Saracen' wrote “Piss easy to set up - everything is intuitive and ergonomically laid out - I set ISO 100”.

One owner who purchased it thought it was retro.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Six years ago Peter Piper scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Initially it is a little unnerving since the lid is smooth and moves slightly (because when the flash is used” in his review of this digital camera.

One owner concluded that the product was neat. Barr scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's still very neat and compact”.

Read more Less

Good Product Quality

Twenty-three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. L. Richardson said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I no longer bother with the dSLR because I can get close enough to the quality I want with this one” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. M. N. Akhtar scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “If you are looking for ultimate highest possible quality, ILCs, DSLRs”. Laza said on Amazon “I guess no other camera on the market offers this unique combination of excellent image quality and portability”.

Easy to Use

Twenty customers said that the product was easy to use. Kevin O'keefe rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Actually they're quite fun to use too” in his review of this digital camera. Jim Orr mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “If only prints were required I would be happy to use a faster ISO” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. K. Bird gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use, good results”.

Six owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to use the menus. Kay T scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote five years ago “Camera menus and options are easy to understand”. R. Davidge said in their review of the Olympus XZ-1 on Amazon “The camera is very fast - power save settings are variable from 20 sec upward”. Six years ago Hamilton414 said on Amazon “This was too sensitive and made the interiors too bright so I had to revert to the 'iauto' setting! The range of menu settings is impressive”.

Three people wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Bomble said on Amazon “The video quality is poor; the camera struggles to hold focus resulting in continuous adjustments that can render the video unwatchable”. A. Markwell wrote in their review of this digital camera “Solid & large enough to hold properly” . Guido wrote “The front (and way more comfortable) wheel adjusts the aperture, while the rear one adjusts the time” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle.

Read more Less

Robust

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Laza rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great lens, professional image quality in good light, art filters, lightweight, high build qualityWhat's not so good” in their Olympus XZ-1 review. Five years ago Kerrygold7130 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The build quality is very good, seems solid and very well made”. Tallpete33 scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Amazon also five years ago “The construction is solid” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers concluded that it was strong and durable. Six years ago Laza gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The camera feels sturdy, still elegant” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Bomble mentioned “As long as you don't care about using this for video it's a fantastic all-rounder that can replace a DSLR in many circumstances and is small enough to go anywhere”.

One person wrote that it was reliable. Andy Doss wrote on Amazon “If you want your camera to be a reliable tool - FORGET THIS ONE!SENSOR DUST - After 8 months this camera is unusable because the uncleanable sensor is so dust-ridden”.

Read more Less

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirty-six owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. A. Markwell mentioned on Amazon “Best compact of several owned!”. Kevin O'keefe wrote six years ago “Truly this camera is very versatile and is probably the perfect bridge between a digital compact and a 'full' digital SLR camera (it wouldn't surprise me if camera enth” . Kevin O'keefe also said “Whilst this remains a 'compact' rather than a full SLR camera I found it to be an incredibly flexible camera loaded with features” in his review.

Five people considered that it was heavy and bulky. Tallpete33 said “Even for a heavy (275g) and larger "compact" like the XZ-1 this is overkill” in their review of this digital camera. Guido mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon six years ago “I was looking for something to bring around when my DSLR camera would be too bulky, or risky, to carry”. Hamilton414 said on Amazon in the same month “Its also less chunky looking and cheaper than both the Canon G12”.

One owner thought this digital camera was a good body shape. Five years ago M. N. Akhtar rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Olympus XZ-1 is quite good at what it offers in small body and a bright sharp lens”.

One customer concluded that it was lightweight. One owner thought this digital camera was good structurally.

One customer reckoned that it was thin.

Read more Less

Features

Good Technical Features

Five owners agreed that this digital camera had good features. Five years ago Truck wrote “I have had the xz1 for 3 weeks now and have to say the camera is outstanding in terms of features, manual control”. Six years ago Hamilton414 said “Accessing some of the advanced features and options though the menu isn't easy”.


Good Flash

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. K. Bird mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very good fast lens meant flash little used even indoors”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people agreed that it had a good screen. L. Richardson scored the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The nagatives are that the screen is faint in bright light.”. Thrud Fan mentioned in their Olympus XZ-1 review “I fell for the stunning view screen and the fast lens” but even so they only scored it 60 out of 100. Thrud Fan also said “Despite a bright clear screen I could not take a decent picture with the manual focus using it” in their review.

Three owners mentioned that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Jhs mentioned on Amazon “A proper view finder would be good” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Thrud Fan mentioned “I suspect I would have to splash out on the £200 view finder to use it properly” however they only rated it 60 out of 100. Five years ago Barr rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “The ability to add such a great viewfinder is yet another of the XZ-1's advantages over any of its rivals (It's far superior to the Panasonic.”.

Read more Less

Good Quality Pictures

Fifty owners thought the product was able to produce good images. L. Richardson said “The quality of the pictures are great and very well metered” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 80 out of 100. L. Richardson also wrote “Mine managed a walking holiday in NZ and it still takes fine photos” in their review. Six years ago Kevin O'keefe he mentioned on Amazon “Images are incredibly sharp” in his review of this digital camera.

Seven people reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Kevin O'keefe he said “Additionally there are shooting aids such as stability control”. Laza scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned six years ago “In high resolution”. K. Bird wrote “Results were very good shooting RAW plus jpeg” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Westie wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “A very good quality and fast lens, with a reasonably large sensor in a compact body is a winning combination”. R. Davidge said “The quality of the lens and sensor is so good that one would not know that maximum zoom is digital (not available in i-auto mode” in their Olympus XZ-1 review.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Laza said “Even in ISO 400 there's some noticeable noise” in their review of this digital camera and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. A. Markwell said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon six years ago “In simplistic terms better shots at lower ISOs on duller days, indoors with no flash & other low light conditions”.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good in low light. Bomble mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It excels indoors in low light; it produces wonderful atmospheric outdoor shots (albeit without a powerful zoom)” and rated it 80 out of 100. Hamilton414 rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “I also used the special low light setting in some naturally lit italian churches” in their review of this digital camera.

Read more Less

Good Quality Lens

Thirty people who bought the product said that it had a good lens. Laza wrote “The best compact with great lens” in their review of this digital camera. M. N. Akhtar mentioned on Amazon “Fastest lens and big less dens compact sensor is XZ-1”. Laza also wrote “The lens ring is really useful” in their review.

Four owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom. R. Davidge rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “It takes the total zoom capability up to 16 times”. Max Eastwood wrote on Amazon “The XZ-1 still has ample zoom for everyday conditions”. Hamilton414 rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said “The 4x zoom is adequate for amateur needs”.

Three customers who bought the product thought it had a good autofocus. Laza mentioned “The focus is usually quick” in their review of this digital camera. A. Markwell mentioned “This is also the first compact I've been able to achieve proper out of focus backgrounds with” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought the product considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Pauly B wrote five years ago “Ideo good too with ery capable image stabilisation” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Read more Less

Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Laza rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of the Olympus XZ-1 six years ago “In JPG mode this noise is blurred which results in blotchy dark areas”. Laza also said “Poor battery life, visible noise at low light, some controls are hard to reach, slow preview mode, only in-camera charging possibilityFinal word” in their review. M. N. Akhtar said “With considerably shallow depth of field and noisy shutter sound (which is not ideal for street or candid photography”.


Support

Good Support

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Westie rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Plenty of easy-access manual controls too”. Hamilton414 said “The lens cap can be knocked off easily and no paper manual” and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Gbal wrote “XZ-1 digital cameraLI-50B lithium-ion batteryUSB-to-AC adapterLens cap and strapShoulder strapUSB cableA/V cableCD-ROM - quick start guide, full manual” in their Olympus XZ-1 review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product had good customer support. Mark Dawis rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Contacted Amazon, explained the problem with the unit and 5 min later all was sorted, replacement unit on its way to me! Fantastic customer support by Amazon”.

Read more Less

Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Olympus XZ-1 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Power

Good Battery Life

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Kerrygold7130 said on Amazon “It takes perfect photos time after time after time, battery life is perfect” in their review of this digital camera. Jim Orr wrote six years ago “The battery life is adequate for a days use or more” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5. Five years ago Truck wrote in their review of this digital camera “The battery life is also amazing”.


Picture Quality

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ-1 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of this age and spec the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus XZ-1 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus xz1
Barcodes 00050332175853, 04017386142886, 04545350031640, 04545350031671

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Polaroid IE826 vs Olympus XZ-1

Polaroid IE826 vs Olympus XZ-1
Polaroid IE826 Olympus XZ-1
$ 46.89 $298.89
$252 Cheaper
Seven Months Newer
More Popular
Hugely Lower User Review Score
Feedback