cameras

Olympus XZ-1 Digital Camera Review

Olympus re-enters high-end point-and-shoot market, and their first attempt in about ten years is a home run.

$499.99
Advertisement

Introduction

After spending several years developing its PEN brand of interchangeable lens cameras, it seems Olympus is ready to re-enter the market of high-end point-and-shoot cameras. As it turns out, the company's first attempt in about ten years is a home run. The Olympus XZ-1 is packed with manual controls, sports a fantastic control ring, gives users a beautiful 3-inch OLED screen, and features a stellar F1.8 Zuiko lens. Oh... and the picture quality is pretty great too.

The ZX-1 is available in black or white for an MSRP of $499.99.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Olympus XZ-1, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Comparison
  12. Samsung TL500 Comparison
  13. Canon PowerShot G11 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery

News and Features

Hero

We Tried Out the $75 Selfie Stick So You Don't Have To

We go hands-on to find out if money can buy selfie success.

Bk230533 2

Instagram Is Worth $35 Billion, Says Citigroup

Facebook must be feeling pretty good about its most coveted asset.

Soyuz expedition 40 launch

The Best Space Flight Photos of the Year

This was an epic year in space, and we've got the photos to prove it.

Airbus hero 2

Watch Airbus Risk $1.5 Billion in a Wild Airplane Stunt

Airbus put five of its new jets on the line for your viewing pleasure.

Sony xperia z3 review design camera

The Best Camera Apps for Android and iOS

Here's how to take advantage of the most versatile tool in your bag.

Vertical video hero

Please, Stop Shooting Vertical Video

A holiday PSA from your friends at Reviewed.com

New born fame hero

Should Your Baby Really Be Taking Selfies?

These baby toys connect your kid to social media, for better or worse.

Kenji hero

In the Lab With National Geographic's Camera Hacker

Meet Kenji Yamaguchi, the genius behind NatGeo's most stunning photos.

Ipod housing lg 29

5 Great Gift Ideas for Smartphone Photo Fanatics

Forget selfies, these gadgets are for serious phone photography.