As someone who just simply wants to point and shoot, this product just works.
Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Olympus device works!
For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the XZ-1 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 225 "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.
Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Olympus XZ-1 will satisfy your needs..
Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Olympus provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.
The Olympus XZ-1, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.
Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Olympus XZ-1 is a great companion to have.
For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (7.85 x 5.89 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image.
Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.
If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the XZ-1 is an easy recommendation for this.
Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Olympus XZ-1 comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.
As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 7.85 x 5.89 mm(mm) sensor size, the Olympus XZ-1, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.
Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Olympus XZ-1 for aquatic photos is a treat.
Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.
When taking photos of the beautiful creatures of the wild, you'll need to have Tracking Focus mode activated so as not to miss any great moments while they are active in their habitat. Burst shots help as well, which this camera happens to have making it a very good option for your needs.
If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Olympus has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.
When you want to stand out from the crowd, the XZ-1 uses bright colours and funky designs to turn heads. This is not your average camera.
Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the XZ-1 fits the bill.
|Camera Type||Compact camera|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||1.8-2.5|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG, RAW|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|Shooting Modes||Aperture priority, Shutter priority|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||225|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection||1|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Face tracking, Single Auto Focus|
|Macro Focusing Range (tele)||0.3 - ∞ m|
|Macro Focusing Range (wide)||0.1 - ∞ m|
|Normal Focusing Range||0.6 - ∞ m|
|Normal Focusing Range (tele)||0.6 - ∞ m|
|Normal Focusing Range (wide)||0.6 - ∞ m|
|ISO Sensitivity||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto|
|ISO Sensitivity (max)||6400|
|Light Exposure Modes||aperture priority AE, auto, manual, shutter priority AE|
|Camera Shutter Speed||0.0005 - 2 s|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Shutter Priority AE||Yes|
|Camcorder Media Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Live stream capable||1|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Motion JPEG Frame Rate||30 fps|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||4:3|
|Video Formats Supported||AVI, MJPEG, MP4|
|Audio Formats Supported||WAV|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||28 - 112 mm|
|Focal Length Range (f-f)||6 - 24 mm|
|Lens Structure (elements/groups)||11/8|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||112 mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||1.8|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||28 mm|
|Optical Zoom||4 x|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Maximum Memory Card Size||64 GB|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||610000 pixels|
|Field Of View||100 %|
|Image Sensor Size||1/1.63|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||7.85 x 5.89 mm|
|Compatible Operating Systems||Windows XP SP2/XP x64Edition/Vista/Vista SP1/7Mac OS 10.3-10.6|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||110.6 x 42.3 x 64.8 mm|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||1|
|Image Editing||resizing, trimming|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity||1|
|Battery Life (CIPA Standard)||320 shots|
|AC Adapter Included||Yes|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Maximum Image Resolution||3648 x 2736 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||640 x 480, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 2560 x 1920, 3200 x 2400, 3648 x 2736|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||30 - 90 %|