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Olympus XZ-10

A classic and fully featured 12 megapixel 5 times zoom factor camera
Compact 12MP 5x Yes Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus XZ-10 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Olympus XZ-10 as follows for Summary.
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Good Features
Overall Score
34
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, it is easy to use and good technical features.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite low megapixel
Only 4032 x 3024 pixels image resolution
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Olympus XZ-10 Video Reviews


Olympus XZ-10 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Neocamera.com, techtree.com and portablegear.nl the average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as 82%. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

Eight people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

  • A study build and decent image quality makes this a decent camera to own.
    Techtree.com December 2013
  • Overall, from my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • From my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Great high quality compact, not stunning low light…
  • Image quality is good.
  • The results so far are very encouraging with good quality pictures…
  • The photos and videos are very good quality…
    Shaz237 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Image quality has impressed very much (examples to follow when this site allows me.) although looking back…

Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 6,180 owner and expert reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed the Olympus XZ-10 wrote that it was easy to use the menus and two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

  • It is a joy to use and the movie mode is great…
  • Some of the settings can be set via more than one route, (so it's not as instinctive to use than many of the simpler compact cameras) another good reason for reading the manual and taking time to get thoroughly familiar with the controls…
  • There are so many "effects" options that it will take a while to be proficient in handling them.
  • You can over-ride the automatic settings by using a simple ring twist to set your own aperture…
  • Videos are easy to take, no menu option required, just press the red button…
    Shaz237 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • We use it as a point and shoot camera, however, there are plenty of settings should you have the time…
    Iv (Amazon) - January 2015

Users Report Good Technical Features

Four people agreed that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

  • The photos we got before the battery died were excellent-- particularly shots taken in the dark with an extended aperture timer…
  • The battery life could be better…
    Globostrat (Amazon) - October 2014

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

12 people mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact.

  • The premium compact camera market is one that is packed with some serious competition.
  • This camera has lots of features and is great for anyone wanting to take their photography beyond point and shoot whilst retaining much of the convenience of a compact camera…
  • It was heavier too…
    Necati G (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Great high quality compact, not stunning low light…
  • Some of the settings can be set via more than one route, (so it's not as instinctive to use than many of the simpler compact cameras) another good reason for reading the manual…
  • Great compact camera for enthusiasts…
    ChrisW (Amazon) - April 2013
  • All those features and the lens needed to deliver them means the camera is in the weightier end of the compact category…
  • Sophisticated and Compact…
    Toots (Amazon) - September 2014
  • It is a hybrid camera that is so much better than the normal compact.
  • The size of this camera is that of a compact camera…

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

10 owners wrote that it was able to produce good images and three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

  • Shutter speeds; the 1/2.3" sensor does have its limitations…
    Techtree.com December 2013
  • A study build and decent image quality makes this a decent camera to own.
    Techtree.com December 2013
  • Images are great…
  • Overall, from my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • From my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Rarely able to expose correctly or produce sharp usable photos…
    PeteLoaf (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Is sensible for a sensor this size…
    IT Crowd (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Usability It's extremely easy to take photos with this camera!
    ChrisW (Amazon) - April 2013
  • Is just asking for a blurry image due to camera shake…
    IT Crowd (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Great high quality compact, not stunning low light…

Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12 megapixels, the Olympus XZ-10 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Only 4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ-10 has a 4032 x 3024 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Across all digital cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 221 grams, the Olympus XZ-10 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus XZ-10 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus XZ-10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus XZ-10 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras. The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9".

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Supports 64, 100 and 3 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus XZ-10 is more than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 64, 100, 400, 640 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus XZ-10 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.7, the Olympus XZ-10 has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus XZ-10 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 1.8) compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Olympus XZ-10 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus XZ-10 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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4032 X 3024 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ-10 has a 4032 x 3024 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. This Olympus camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Olympus XZ-10 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus XZ-10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera has been on the market since January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus xz10ihsblack, olympus xz10black, olympus xz10white
Barcodes 00050332184886, 04545350043094, 04545350043100, 04545350043117

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