At A Glance

The Olympus XZ-1 is a manual-oriented camera with great optics, but its autofocus and exposure levels are weak spots, and it's not entirely novice-friendly.

Manufacturer’s Description

Unleash your creative side with the first-ever Olympus X Series camera. Designed for those who want the quality of an SLR in a high-end point-and-shoot format, this camera provides a new, easy-to-use outlet for artistic expression. With the XZ-1 you'll capture high-quality still images and HD videos in any shooting environment thanks to its fast, super-bright, built-in Olympus iZuiko lens and its large, super-sensitive CCD sensor.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 320 Shot
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 1/1.63" (0.31" x 0.23")
Image Sensor Type CCD
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number 228000
UPC Code 050332175853
Brand Name Olympus
Product Name XZ-1 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

Unleash your creative side with the first-ever Olympus X Series camera. Designed for those who want the quality of an SLR in a high-end point-and-shoot format, this camera provides a new, easy-to-use outlet for artistic expression. With the XZ-1 you'll capture high-quality still images and HD videos in any shooting environment thanks to its fast, super-bright, built-in Olympus iZuiko lens and its large, super-sensitive CCD sensor.

Product Model XZ-1
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/1.8 to 2.5
Image Stabilization Electronic, Optical
Autofocus Points 225
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • XZ-1 Compact Camera
  • Quick Start Guide
  • USB Cable & Charger (F-2AC)
  • Instruction Manual and Software CDs
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Neck Strap
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-50B)
  • Warranty Card
  • Features Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Aperture Priority, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.6"
    Width 4.4"
    Depth 1.7"
    Weight (Approximate) 9.7 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Fair
    Color Fair
    Sharpness Very Good
    Distortion Good
    Video Quality Fair
    Video Sound Quality Fair

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