13/11/2019

Olympus XZ-1 10 MP Digital Camera with f1.8 Lens and 3-Inch OLED Monitor (Black) (Old Model)

Olympus XZ-1 10 MP Digital Camera with f1.8 Lens and 3-Inch OLED Monitor (Black) (Old Model)

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  • spec sheet on CD to follow

XZ-1 DIGITAL CAMERA BLK – product specs to follow via CD. What’s in the Box :
Strap, Lens cap and Lens cap strap, LI-lithium ion battery, F-2AC USB-AC, Adapter, USB cable, AV cable, Olympus Setup CD-ROM.

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  1. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Black and White (grainy film) Art Filter to die for, February 26, 2019
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    Tezza (USA)

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    This review is from: Olympus XZ-1 10 MP Digital Camera with f1.8 Lens and 3-Inch OLED Monitor (Black) (Old Model) (Camera)
    I bought this camera to get some amateur black and white projects done. The camera is light, has an F1.8 lens, and has a great black & white grainy film art filter that is fantastic for taking black and white photos. The photos look exactly like black and white film shots.

    Photo quality is surprisingly good for such a small sensor size. I can blow up photos to 12 x 16 inches on my screen and they still look pretty good.

    The cam also has a 720P (half of HD resolution) video setting which is probably good enough for most people.

    The real star of this cam is the F1.8 lens which allows for some low light shooting. The cam isn’t going to match the low light capabilities of a DSLR or full frame camera, but it does pretty good. The lens is really quite good quality.

    Why did I rate this cam 4 stars instead of 5? Well, first of all, the lens cap that is provided with the camera is literally a cap, not anything that clips into the thread of the lens. It’s really quite a pain and prone to fall off. The solution is the Olympus LC-63A lens cap, which opens and closes when the camera is turned on and off. Not a cheap solution, at $19, so factor that into the cost of the camera. The XZ-1 is not an overly small camera. It fits into your jacket pocket but you know its there.

    Battery life is very good for this camera. It lasts about 400 shots. Also, this cam can take RAW images (Olympus .orf files) that Lightroom can process. That’s a real advantage.

    The menus are significant in complexity, but most of the time I have to admit I use it in auto mode with the B&W grainy film filter selected. It’s basically my black & white photography machine. The nice feature is that it also stores a normal color version of the photo as well as the B&W version. I haven’t tried the other art filters but they look really interesting.

    All in all this is a premium pocketable point and shoot. The F1.8 lens is icing on the cake. I didn’t fully fall in love with this cam when I first got it, but now I seem to use it a lot when I go places, so that says something, considering I have 3 DSLR’s and one other point and shoot.

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  2. Anonymous says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Will sync with flash all the way up to 1/2000 of a second., October 9, 2015
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    John Michael Harris

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    This review is from: Olympus XZ-1 10 MP Digital Camera with f1.8 Lens and 3-Inch OLED Monitor (Black) (Old Model) (Camera)
    Ok a little about my background so you know where this review is coming from. I have a degree in photography (well technically an Art degree but I specialized in photography). I’ve worked in the photography industry for 20+ year from things like working in camera stores, working as a photo assistant, in photo labs, and as a photographer.

    I’m not going to go over what I’ve already seen covered in a lot of the reviews, but rather touch on one powerful feature I haven’t seen many mention.

    This camera, even though it is just a small compact style camera, has a feature that many full sized pro DSLR’s that cost thousands of dollars do not have. It will synchronize with a flash at all the shutter speeds it has – even up to 1/2000 of a second. That is mind blowing. And darn useful if you know how to apply it.

    It allows me to kill the ambient light (useful say, when you have to shoot a portrait outside at high noon in direct sunlight for example). I use the camera’s built in flash to trigger a slave flash off camera (this gets around the speed limits of radio flash triggers). I then dial the shutter speed waaay up to bring the harsh sunlight down to what I want, and use the aperture to expose the flash properly (it sounds harder than it is, especially when you can see the results in the lcd and adjust accordingly).

    And then there’s all the great stuff everyone else has already mentioned. I also really love the 1.8 to 2.5 aperture and the built in macro feature.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Currently the value/performance champion, November 17, 2012
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    PhotoGraphics (USA)

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    As a pro photographer, I face a quandary. When I am on my own downtime, traveling or with family, I loathe dragging a DSLR with multiple lenses and accessories. But yet I feel restricted with most pocketable point-and-shoot compact cameras. They are just too limiting for things my creative urge wants me to do. Fortunately in the past couple of years there has emerged a relatively new class of pocketable camera that is small enough to take anywhere but offers decent manual controls and respectable quality. Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Sony and others all have great bridge cameras between $500 – $700.

    So let’s get this out of the way immediately … at the current retail price of $499 ($399 street price) for the Olympus XZ-1 it is a serious contender. At Amazon’s Black Friday price of $199 it is an absolute no-brainer. While at twice the price I may have had a couple of “if only’s”, at the Black Friday selling price it is without any doubt THE best overall camera in its price range … bar none. And no this is not an ad, I have never worked for Olympus in any way, and this is the first of their cameras I have ever owned.

    Because I bought this as my personal fun camera I will stay away from any techie talk and tell you what can help you make an informed buying decision. There are several excellent technical reviews online, including the dpreview link at the top of this page. I also won’t compare it with other cameras that I don’t own or brands that I think are “better or worse”. I’m reviewing something that I own and use.

    - I don’t think it’s possible to find a camera with more of a solid, quality build for anywhere near the price. Be aware this is NOT as ultra-slim as some other cameras in its class. Personally I would never put it in any pocket, more like a belt case.

    - Best-in-class features include a superb Zuiko lens with a largest aperture in its zoom range of F:1.8 – 2.5. A couple of new cameras are being introduced with a largest aperture of F:1.8 but to top off at maximum zoom at F:2.5 is unheard of anywhere near this price range. The camera’s smallest aperture is a useful F:8.0

    - For the millionth time in my career, more megapixels does NOT necessarily make a better picture. Olympus is making a huge statement for that by matching their larger than average sensor to a respectable 10 MP to result in a camera with simply amazing low-light performance and superb resolution, without resorting to excess unnatural electronic processing. If you haven’t already done so, you would be well served to do some research about the topic of megapixels. There is consensus that 6 MP was the necessary sweet-spot and anything above that for 95% of users has little impact on “making a better picture” only an extreme enlargement (like 24 x 36) which a fraction of one percent of people actually do.

    - The lens ring, which several other brands now have, is in my estimation the best of class. It defaults to the most appropriate usage for each dial-mode setting. For example, in the program mode (where you let the camera make most of the decisions, the dial defaults to ISO setting, which is at that point the most important decision I want to make myself). If you prefer using the fully automatic setting, Olympus thoughtfully gives you a very decent range of simplistic personal override settings to tweak what the camera chooses to do. The logical use of the lens ring for every other mode always ends up being the perfect choice. I tried other cameras that let you assign what function the lens ring performs and it is a pain to have to remember what you assigned. The lens ring also has the best “feel” to it of any camera that has one.

    - The mode dial is much more like a DSLR than a compact camera. All of the right functions are there and nothing more. Trust me, when you actually own this camera you will find yourself using manual controls much more than you do with most other point & shoot cameras.

    - The lens cap is controversial. I have my opinion. The leaf cover most other brands use is the #1 most vulnerable component of a compact camera. Once it breaks you are hosed. While the old-school plastic lens cap seems like an anachronism, it really is a better solution. It is held on to the lens barrel by simple friction and the motion of the lens extending pops it off automatically. If “losing it” is one of your major fears, buy a dozen of them, they are extremely cheap. I use the included tether to keep it from getting lost, so problem solved.

    - The 3″ OLED viewfinder screen is awesome.

    - The owner’s manual is not. It is an embarrassment to a camera that was meant to sell for $500. There are menu options that defy logic and they deserve a better manual to explain them.

    - Like the camera’s manual, the software documentation is virtually non-existent. On the topic of software, I don’t…

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