Olympus XZ-1 White

MPN: 228005  |  EAN: 0050332175877  |  Model: XZ-1

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Olympus XZ-1 White - 228005 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Compact Cameras
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Events Photography
Very Good
Just Right
Sports Photography
Just Right
Low-light Videos
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Wildlife Photography
Just Right
Live Streaming
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Very Good
Event Videos
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Cute & Pretty Looks
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right
Camera Body with Lens
Just Right

Kind of Camera

As someone who just simply wants to point and shoot, this product just works.

Photography Skillset

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.

Video skill level

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..


Video Scenarios

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. 

Other Video needs

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.

Photo Scenarios

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.

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Technical Specifications

Olympus XZ-1 White - 228005 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Compact camera
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour White
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 1.8-2.5
Direct Printing Yes
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Portrait
Scene Modes Present Yes
Shooting Modes Aperture priority, Shutter priority
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Auto Focus Yes
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
Face Detection Yes
Macro Focusing Range (tele) 0.3 - ∞ m
Macro Focusing Range (wide) 0.1 - ∞ m
Manual Focus Yes
Normal Focusing Range 0.6 - ∞ m
Normal Focusing Range (tele) 0.6 - ∞ m
Normal Focusing Range (wide) 0.6 - ∞ m
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
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
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 0.0005 - 2 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type HD
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
Video Recording Yes
Audio Formats Supported WAV
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Mono
Lens System
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
Internal Memory 54.6
Maximum Memory Card Size 64 GB
Built-in Display Yes
Display OLED
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 610000 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Video Capability Yes
Image Sensor Size 1/1.63
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 7.85 x 5.89 mm
Megapixel 10 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CCD
Other Features
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
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 320 shots
Battery Type Li-50B
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 42.3 mm
Height 64.8 mm
Weight 275 g
Width 110.6 mm
Picture Quality
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %