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Olympus XZ-10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 5x Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good user reviews
Good quality pictures
Good size
35 Reviews

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Reviews

Good User Reviews

Based on 111 user reviews the average user rating of this low megapixel digital camera is 82 out of 100. Over 76% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,447 expert and owner reviews (including 84 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 0.01m, the largest is 0.45m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.077m. The Olympus XZ-10 has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Olympus released the XZ-10.


Light Exposure

Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus XZ-10 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100 and 6400 are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus XZ-10 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Olympus XZ-10 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Olympus XZ-10 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm XQ1 (4x and higher rated), the Canon N100 ($348.98) (4x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (4x and higher rated).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.7, the Olympus XZ-10's maximum aperture number is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus XZ-10 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

Other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon S120 ($579.99).

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus XZ-10 features voice recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus XZ-10 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus XZ-10 has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus XZ-10 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus XZ-10 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus XZ-10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm XQ1, the Canon S120 ($579.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus XZ-10 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Olympus XZ-10 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Six Olympus XZ-10 reviewers considered that this digital camera had a good lens. Martin De Keijzer wrote “Great little camera, Lightstark so even in darker situations good photo's(1.8 lens”. Mooncoin scored the product very highly and said “You can set the high limit for auto ISO - I've set it to 1000 ISO which, with the bright lens and image stabilisation, is good for most situations” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Stigger wrote in their review “What gives this camera an edge is the lens - I have been amazed at the quality of indoor photographs that can be taken.”.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Four years ago Reviewser rated it 4 stars and said on Amazon “The wide-angle zoom is great for capturing anything that doesn't require you to get too close” in their review of the Olympus XZ-10. Also four years ago Tallpete33 mentioned “I had traded my XZ-1 for a Sony HX10v purely for its usability and better zoom” in their review of the Olympus XZ-10 but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Tallpete33 also said “** UPDATE ** After several weeks more use I have gone back to my Sony HX10v which handles much better, has a 16x optical zoom and much easier menu system”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Mrs. C. Colbert said “The speed of focus and shoot is dynamic, with shots at a split second.I have found this superb when taking shots of live sport”. Reviewser mentioned on Amazon four years ago “The autofocus is crisp and other than in low light the image quality is superb.” and rated it 4 stars.

One customer concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Chrisw said “UsabilityIt's extremely easy to take photos with this camera!” in their review of the Olympus XZ-10. Clare Mccann wrote on Amazon “Shoot, I still highly rate the Canon Powershots of which I have owned many models and always produced great images with” in her Olympus XZ-10 review but despite that she gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Globostrat rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review three years ago “The sensor-based image stabilisation is helpful, although a bit less efficient than lens-shift IS”.

Some Olympus XZ-10 owners who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Clare Mccann wrote on Amazon “Flat shape making it liable to be dropped, particularly if the pop-up flash appears as you are shooting” however she only gave it a score of 3 stars. Two years ago L. Spencer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I love the fact that shooting in my usual 3”. Four years ago Reviewser said “Shooting in raw gave superb details”.

A number of Olympus XZ-10 owners who reviewed it thought it was good in low light. It Crowd gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Olympus XZ-10 review on Amazon three years ago “This makes it comparitively good indoors and in low light allowing lower ISO for less image noise”. Reviewser mentioned four years ago “I was left less than impressed by low light performance where to me it was not as good as the that I own” in their review of the Olympus XZ-10.

Several Olympus XZ-10 owners considered that this digital camera had a good image sensor. It Crowd mentioned on Amazon “Is sensible for a sensor this size”. Mrs. C. Colbert gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Olympus XZ-10 review “It has a 12MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor that makes full use of the iZUIKO DIGITAL lens”.

One Olympus XZ-10 owner said in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. Tallpete33 mentioned in their Olympus XZ-10 review on Amazon “The XZ-1 just has the edge on clarity”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Olympus XZ-10 owners who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Chrisw gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The display is lovely”. It Crowd said in their review of the Olympus XZ-10 on Amazon “Touch screen is also useful for scrolling a zoomed-in image, when you are reviewing your photos”. Wiltshire Bookworm mentioned on Amazon “It would have been nice to be able to attach a viewfinder to this camera as like most compacts it gets difficult to see the screen display in bright light” in their review.

One customer thought the product was mirrorless. Globostrat mentioned “I've had compacts and I've had mirrorless cams, so got plenty to compare with” in their review of the Olympus XZ-10.

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Good Video Capture

Several Olympus XZ-10 reviewers concluded that it was good for video recording. Reviewser said “It is a joy to use and the movie mode is great” in their review of this digital camera. Shaz237 mentioned on Amazon “The photos and videos are very good quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

One Olympus XZ-10 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good flash. Stefan 22 said in their Olympus XZ-10 review “If you leave the camera in iAUTO mode and leave the flash raised you might (reasonably) believe that the camera will activate/fire off the flash as”.

Poor Exposure Control

Some customers who purchased it thought it did not have good exposure controls.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus XZ-10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm XQ1, the Canon S120 ($579.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 which has better reviews.

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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 of this spec and age. This camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920.

A 4032 x 3024 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ-10 has a 4032 x 3024 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus XZ-10 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. Globostrat wrote “The battery life could be better” in their review and rated it 80 out of 100.


Support

Good Support

Several people agreed that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Globostrat gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “Full manual controls, settings galore, clean images at lower ISO”. Shaz237 mentioned three years ago “The panorama is very manual” but they only scored it 60 out of 100. Wiltshire Bookworm wrote “I would advise a good read through of the full camera manual (not the shorter paper one which comes in the box) whilst taking some trial photos”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus XZ-10 had good features. Fiko gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Olympus XZ-10 review on Amazon three years ago “Have a lot of good features that are useful”. Four years ago Wiltshire Bookworm mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This camera has lots of features and is great for anyone wanting to take their photography beyond point”. Wiltshire Bookworm also said “There are some quirky features such as the ability to touch the screen to take a photo”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Several Olympus XZ-10 owners agreed that this digital camera was good quality. A Gardener wrote in their Olympus XZ-10 review “The results so far are very encouraging with good quality pictures” . Mj mentioned on Amazon “From my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures” in their review however they rated it 60 out of 100. Necati G wrote on Amazon three years ago “Xz-2 picture quality is fine than XZ-10” and scored the product very highly.

Easy to Use

A few people considered that it was easy to use. Four years ago Chrisw wrote in their review of the Olympus XZ-10 on Amazon “Fire the shutter) is really handy - I think I will definitely use that depending on the situation I'm working in”. It Crowd mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Touch-to-focus IS handy in full-auto mode, when you can't half-press the shutter to lock focus then recompose” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 80 out of 100. It Crowd also said “Disabled" is handy to prevent most accidental photos (easily done when attemping "selfies"!), while still allowing you to quickly r”.

A few people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Iv said “Shoot camera, however, there are plenty of settings should you have the time”. Mrs. C. Colbert said on Amazon “You can over-ride the automatic settings by using a simple ring twist to set your own aperture”. Shaz237 mentioned “Videos are easy to take, no menu option required, just press the red button” however despite that they rated it 3 stars.

One Olympus XZ-10 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was easy to handle. A Gardener mentioned on Amazon “There are so many "effects" options that it will take a while to be proficient in handling them.” in their Olympus XZ-10 review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One person who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good experience. Three years ago Stefan 22 wrote in their Olympus XZ-10 review “It is my experience that when using a camera in its automatic or its varying other (P, S”.

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Robust

Five people wrote that the Olympus XZ-10 was well made. Reviewser rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said “The XZ-10 is a wonderfully built camera”. Reviewser also mentioned “It feels solid”. Reviewser also mentioned “It has a built in ND filter - which means you get great quality photos even in bright sunlight”.

Nice Design

A number of Olympus XZ-10 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good looking. Chrisw wrote “The camera controls are well laid out and pretty easy to figure out - there were a couple of things I had to look up in the manual, though”. Mooncoin mentioned on Amazon “Although a bit softer it is pretty good for most uses - pic here”. Four years ago Tallpete33 wrote “Slightly impractical XZ-1 (in stylish white), I jumped at the chance to get my hands on this one”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. Clare Mccann mentioned on Amazon “Neither a fun camera, nor a retro camera, nor a cutting edge design” however she gave the product a score of 3 stars.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Sixteen people wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Chrisw said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Great compact camera for enthusiasts”. Clare Mccann wrote in the same month “The XZ-10 is the latest release at the higher end of the compact camera market”. Clare Mccann also said “It's a market I know fairly well having spent some time last year researching the purchase of a compact and eventually choosing the Panasonic DMC-LX5”.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was thin. Globostrat mentioned “I mean a truly pocketable one, reasonably thin and light” in their review.

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Average Weight

The Olympus XZ-10 has a fairly standard weight (221 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus XZ-10 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the S120 ($579.99), or the N100 ($348.98) both from Canon or the Fujifilm XQ1 which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

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

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