Photo review of the Olympus XZ-1

The XZ-1 is the flagship compact digital camera from Olympus. It stays compact despite packing in the image quality and manual control of entry level DSLRs, plus a host of other nifty features.

Olympus XZ-1The XZ-1 is a 10-megapixel high-end compact with 4x optical zoom from 28mm to 112mm (35mm equivalent). It records HD movies, has a 610k dots OLED display and features 6 Art Filters that can be applied to movies recorded. The camera comes in black or white and retails at S$748 (incl GST).

Hopefully these photos will provide a better idea of what the camera can and cannot do.

Listed here are some earlier write-ups on the Olympus XZ-1:
Full review | Detailed specs | Main selling points | Diorama movie

Photo review of the Olympus XZ-1

Wide angle at 28mm

Telephoto end at 112mm (35mm equiv)

F1.8 for low light


F2.5 even at maximum zoom

Note the bokeh in the background

Shallow depth of field

Panorama from 3 exposures

Shutter speed at 1/200 sec

Shutter speed slowed down with the help of the built-in ND filter

Grainy Film Art Filter

Grainy Film Art Filter

Dramatic Tone Art Filter

Dramatic Tone Art Filter

Soft Focus Art Filter

Pop Art Art Filter

Diorama Art Filter

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