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Olympus XZ-2

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Camera Labs Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning 12 megapixel 4 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12MP 4x Yes Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus XZ-2 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Olympus XZ-2 number 115 across all digital cameras.
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27 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Average
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Good Features
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 27 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 lens quality, product quality and picture quality.
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 3968 x 2976 pixels image resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
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How Big is the Olympus XZ-2?

The Olympus XZ-2 is 113mm wide and 65.4mm tall. It is 48mm deep and weighs 346g.

Olympus XZ-2 front dimensions

Olympus XZ-2 size in context

Olympus XZ-2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera has received nine awards from digital camera experts.

The authors at four expert review sites all concluded that this digital camera was very good. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this Olympus digital camera an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Hardwarezone.com.ph and Camera Labs, both of which concluded that this Olympus digital camera was very good.

One more expert review site said that this Olympus digital camera was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoreview.com.au.

The experts at two more expert review sites both decided that this digital camera was very good. This camera received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 27 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Techradar, Camera Labs and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this digital camera is 82%.

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Olympus Has Very Good Camera Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Two customers wrote that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four people considered that the product was able to produce good images and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was compact.

  • It packs many desirable features into a compact package…
    Reviewed.com December 2012
  • Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control…

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Four people who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use.

  • Ease of use that few of its competitors have achieved with equal success…
  • The controls and general handling are particularly nice in this camera, plus image quality is good…
  • Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control…
  • Excellent control layout go a long way toward justifying the high price.
    Pcmag.com (PC Mag) November 2012
  • It is a delight to use and its versatility is extended with the accessory sharing with the micro four thirds cameras…
    Dpexpert.com.au December 2012
  • This model is a delight to use and its versatility is extended with the sharing of accessories with the micro four thirds cameras…

Features

Quite Low Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Olympus XZ-2 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ-2 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Average Weight

The Olympus XZ-2 has a fairly standard weight (346 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus XZ-2 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus XZ-2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus XZ-2 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus XZ-2 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 112 millimeters, the Olympus XZ-2 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus XZ-2 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus XZ-2 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus XZ-2 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Olympus XZ-2 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus XZ-2 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus XZ-2 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Olympus XZ-2 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus XZ-2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus XZ-2 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus XZ-2 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus XZ-2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all digital cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 1.8, the Olympus XZ-2 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus XZ-2 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus XZ-2 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.5, the Olympus XZ-2 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was February 2013 when Olympus released the XZ-2.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $50 (13%)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v101020bu000, olympus xz2white

Barcodes:

00017856323467, 00050332183902, 04017386990463, 04545350041977, 04545350043933

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