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.

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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.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
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  13. Canon PowerShot G11 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery