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Olympus XZ-1 high end compact camera test / review by Photography Blog

8 February, 2011 (10:05) | Compact Camera, Olympus, Review | By: Camera News

Olympus XZ-1
Olympus XZ-1

Photography Blog has tested an exciting new camera from Olympus called Olympus XZ-1. It has a high sensitivity 1/1.63″ CCD sensor with 10 megapixels and the brightest lens that you will find among compact digital cameras on the market right now.

Some key features for the Olympus XZ-1:
-10 megapixel high sensitivity 1/1.63″ CCD sensor
-4x optical zoom lens, 28-112mm equivalent, f/1.8-2.5
-3″ OLED screen
-Sensor-shift image stabilization
-Twin control dials
-ISO sensitivity 100-6400
-RAW file support
-720p movie mode
-Uses SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards

Photography Blog ends up giving the XZ-1 a very good review with a “Highly Recommended” rating and an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 possible stars. The Olympus camera scores highest on features, design and image quality, a little lower on ease of use while it scores lowest on value for your money. If you are looking for a high end compact camera with compact design and great image quality that also have many manual controls, this camera is one of the top choices. There are not many downsides to the Olympus XZ-1, but the reviewer wants an ISO button and better video mode when Olympus releases the next camera in this line.
Read the full review of the Olympus XZ-1 high end compact camera here.

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