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Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS Digital Camera Review

The XZ-2 is a solid upgrade to the beloved XZ-1, but it falls behind in terms of image quality.

October 31, 2012
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Optical Zoom 4 x
Digital Zoom 2 x
Viewfinder Type none
Display Type articulated touchscreen LCD
Display Size 3 in.
Display Resolution 920000 pixels
Battery Type removable lithium-ion
Battery Model Number Li-90B
Height 65.4 mm
Width 113 mm
Depth 48 mm
Waterproof No
Shockproof Yes
Dustproof Yes
Weather-sealed Yes
Frame Rate(s) 30p
Image Size Option Height 2976
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Media New SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Focal Length Maximum 24
Focal Length Minimum 6
35mm Focal Length Maximum 112
35mm Focal Length Minimum 28
Aspect Ratios 4:3
Maximum ISO 12800
Weight 346
Still Pixel Count (gross) 12.76
Still Pixel Count (effective) 12
Model Colors black
Sensor Size 1/1.7"-type
ISO Options
  • 100
  • 125
  • 160
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1250
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
  • 12800
Type
  • High-End
Manual Controls
  • manual focus
  • aperture priority mode
  • shutter priority mode
  • custom white balance
  • ISO control
Connectivity Options
  • USB
  • hot accessory shoe
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
Image Size Option Label RAW
Image Size Option Width 3968
Sensor Type - New CMOS
Original Price 599.99
Minimum ISO 100

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Low Light
  11. Distortion
  12. Video
  13. Usability
  14. Ease of Use
  15. Handling
  16. Controls
  17. Speed
  18. Features
  19. Extras
  20. Video Features
  21. Conclusion
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