A few people who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer said in their review five years ago “For somebody, like me, who loves taking pictures of nature this was not good enough” yet they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Amazon Customer also said “One has to practically touch the subject to get a good sized image”. Amazon Customer also wrote “At 100 ISO the images are crisp across the frame (even wide open)”.
Several people who reviewed the Olympus XZ-1 said that it had a good ISO range. Grover Netzer wrote “The same scene on the XZ-1 (400 ISO) was more detailed, sharper”. Jim Orr said on Amazon six years ago “If only prints were required I would be happy to use a faster ISO” in his review of the Olympus XZ-1. Laza wrote on Amazon in the same month “Even in ISO 400 there's some noticeable noise” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars.
A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Andy Doss mentioned in his review of the Olympus XZ-1 “HOT PIXELS - not just little dead pixels, big red ones” . Laza mentioned “In high resolution” in their review of this digital camera.
Two Olympus XZ-1 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus XZ-1 thought it was good in low light. Bomble said on Amazon “It excels indoors in low light; it produces wonderful atmospheric outdoor shots (albeit without a powerful zoom)”.
One person concluded that it had a good image sensor. Four years ago R. Davidge mentioned “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 review of this digital camera.