Olympus XZ-1 Review: Good Price For Combination of Features

Following on from our Olympus XZ-1 review roundup earlier this month, we wanted to update you now that DP Review – one of the best camera review sites around – have posted their 13 page review. The article covers many different specs of the camera such as body and design, resolution, operation and even a photographic test.

Rounding up with a conclusion they talk about many pros such as a simple control system, charging via USB – while is convenient can be difficult if you require a charged backup battery, art filters for some more creative photo shots and a very handy lens range of 28-112mm. Following on from the pros with the cons the lens is slightly prone to flare in bright light, the video quality is not of the same standard as the stills, there is no easy access to white balance or ISO and the lack of ability to adjust the noise reduction level.

For those that are not familiar with the Olympus XZ-1 here is a quick roundup of its specs, which include a 720p video mode (offering 30 fps in jpeg format), a large 3inch OLED display, built in ND filter, micro HDMI connector and a CCD-shift image stabilization.

For those of you that wish to view the full DP Review conclusion you can head over to this page here, alternatively if you wish to read the full 13 page review that can also be found here.

You can also check out a couple of other aspects of the Olympus XZ-1 from some other sources such as dcresource.com, who have compiled a 4 page review and have included a comparison of the Olympus XZ-1 against many other great cameras, like the Canon powershot s95, Panasonic lumix dmc-lx5 and the Samsung Tl500. If you would like to see a some good quality images taken with the Olympus XZ-1 followed by a short review, see David Chua’s article here.