Olympus XZ-1: Features and Video

As you know, CES 2011 was packed with gadgets, gizmos and plenty of cameras. One of the cameras we have seen is from Olympus. It’s the Olympus XZ-1. We wanted to follow up on our previous article, which included the Olympus device in roundup.

When looking for a new digital camera this one would be a decent consideration, it has advanced facial detection, a 4x Izuiko Zoom Lens, dual image stabilization, an accessory port and it can record in HD at 720p. It comes equipped with 10 megapixels so that you can create poster sized prints at a superior image quality.

It has an OLED screen that is 3” in size with +2 and -2 levels of brightness control. It also has a variety of shooting modes that include the Low Light style. If you are looking to pick one of these bad boys up then you will also want to know what you get in the package upon receiving one.

According to the Olympus website, you get your XZ-1 Digital Camera, a USB Cable & Charger (F-2AC), an Instruction Manual and IB Software CDs, an Audio/Video Cable, a Quick Start Guide, a Neck Strap and of course a Warranty Card. You can see the full technical specifications on the Olympus site or simply click here.

There are also a number of accessories that you can purchase directly from Olympus; some of these include electronic viewfinders, flashes, remotes, additional batteries along with a few other bits and pieces. You can see them all on the accessories page from the Olympus official website. The camera is priced at $499.99 and you have a choice of black or white. Remember to take a peek at the video at the bottom of the article. For another review of the device, why not head over to CNET.com.

Will you be picking up an Olympus XZ-1? If you already have one, why not give some feedback in the comments below for other potential buyers?