Olympus XZ-1 Review

Overall Score

56

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/1.63 CCD Sensor
  • 28-112 mm (4x) F1.8-2.5 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 65 x 42 mm, 275g.
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Olympus XZ-1 Overview


First introduced in January, 2011, Olympus XZ-1 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/1.63 (8.07 x 5.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Olympus XZ-1 comes with a 7.85 x 5.89 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 9.81 mm (0.38").

- Full Frame
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Sensor resolution of Olympus XZ-1 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Olympus XZ-1 has Crop Factor: 4.41

The sensor has a surface area of 46.2 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Olympus XZ-1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus XZ-1 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
11 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
614k dots Screen Resolution
320 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
2.5 Lens at Tele
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F2.5
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 614 fps
Type Scores

Olympus XZ-1 has an Overall Score of 56/100 and ranked #101 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #410 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus XZ-1 Scores
Imaging score
40
Features score
59
Value for money score
71
Portability score
93
Overall score
56
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Olympus XZ-1


Olympus XZ-1 weighs 275g and has external dimensions of 111 x 65 x 42mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.65"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Olympus XZ-1 is 100 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus XZ-1 is more by 13mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Olympus XZ-1
275g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Olympus XZ-1
42mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus XZ-1 with the dimensions:

Olympus XZ-1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight XZ-1 Dimensions XZ-1
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Olympus XZ-2 iHS 346 g 275 g 113 x 65 x 48 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-10 221 g 275 g 102 x 61 x 34 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic LX5 271 g 275 g 110 x 65 x 43 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic LX7 298 g 275 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Fujifilm X10 Fujifilm X10 350 g 275 g 117 x 70 x 57 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 275 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 275 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon S110 198 g 275 g 99 x 59 x 27 mm 111 x 65 x 42 mm

Specifications of Olympus XZ-1


General
Brand Olympus
Model XZ-1
Announced January, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 614k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.63
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 7.85 x 5.89 mm
Sensor Area 46.2 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3664 x 2752
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 320 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model Li-50B
Physical
Weight 275 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 65 x 42 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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