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Olympus XZ-2

$399.99
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Olympus XZ-2 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Olympus XZ-2 number 86 across all digital cameras and number 194 in best selling cameras.
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Reviews
27 Reviews + 9 Awards
94
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

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 digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some great features:
Very small optical zoom
\<br> just one touch to focus & shoot \
\<br> accessorise it up \\the xz-2 is more than a high-end compact. it\'s a system camera with an accessory port for add-ons to fit your needs.\
\<br> full HD movie \\want to impress with your filmmaking get brilliant image quality, gorgeous stereo sound, and creative movie effects.\
\<br> get creative \\spice up your still or movie with one of eleven art filters and see the results immediately on the brilliant LCD display.\
\<br> share with friends & family \\share your photos and videos straight from your xz-2 to your social networks wherever you are.\
\<br> tilt your LCD display for true-to-life images from any angle. \\measuring 3 inches and featuring VGA resolution for crystal-clear brilliance, this LCD touch panel monitor also tilts so you can easily frame your shots even at awkward angles and tricky vantage points.\
\<br> capture all the highs and lows of life. \
\<br> focus & shoot in a split second all with the tip of your finger. \\the xz-2 combines one of the fastest autofocus and with a fast-response touchscreen heralding a whole new style of shooting. it lets you focus and shoot in an instant with your fingertips. so you can capture all the perfection of those fleeting moments.\
\<br> the hybrid lens ring gives instant access to your favourite settings. \\from perfect zooming or fine manual focusing in analogue mode, to adjustment of the aperture, shutter speed and more in digital mode all with a simple twist of the lens ring. plus there are customisation fn buttons that you can program to those functions you use most.\
Has an image stabilizer
\<br> all your favourite functions in one ring \
\<br> capture awesome shots even in dim lighting conditions. \\the extra-wide aperture of this i.zuiko DIGITAL 28-112mm 1:1.8-2.5 lens (35mm equiv.) allows maximum light into your camera. you ll really notice the benefit of this in dim conditions, achieving sharp images even without a tripod or flash. you ll also get arty defocusing effects similar to that of an SLR camera.\
\<br> bright prospects for your shots \
\<br> IHS technology: equipped for better quality images. \\it\'s no wonder the xz-2 produces such remarkable images: with its truepic VI image processing engine used in our leading OM-D model, plus a high-sensitivity, 12 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor that makes full use of the superior lens performance.\
Powered for premium image quality. \
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Average minimum aperture number
\<br> extra exposure control \\thanks to an in-built ND filter, you can adjust the exposure time to make the most out of any scene you shoot.\

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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.

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Olympus XZ-2 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 54% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $274.99 it looks like great value for money overall.

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Features

Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Olympus XZ-2 is 3968 x 2976 pixels. That's 26% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Olympus XZ-2's sensor megapixels of only 12MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Olympus XZ-2's optical zoom of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 27% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus XZ-2 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus XZ-2's minimum aperture number of 2.5 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus XZ-2's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Olympus XZ-2 of 346g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 67% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus XZ-2 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus XZ-2 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus XZ-2 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus XZ-2 of 0.588" is bigger than 94% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus XZ-2 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus XZ-2's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is longer than 94% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus XZ-2 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus XZ-2 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus XZ-2 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus XZ-2 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus XZ-2 has an external flash connector. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Only 1280 X 960 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus XZ-2 is 1280 x 960. That's 58% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus XZ-2 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus XZ-2 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus XZ-2 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Olympus XZ-2 of 920,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 34% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Features Calendar

The Olympus XZ-2 features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v101020bu000, olympus xz2white

Barcodes:

00017856323467, 00050332183902, 04017386990463, 04545350041977, 04545350043933

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