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Olympus XZ-1
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Overview
TypeDigital Camera
Lens
Lens6–24 mm (35mm equivalent: 28–112 mm) f/1.8–f/2.5
Sensor/medium
Sensor1/1.63" CCD
Maximum resolution3664 x 2752 (10 megapixels)
Film speedAUTO: ISO 100 - 800 / Manual: ISO 100 - 6400, (in 1/3 EV steps)
Storage mediaSecure Digital card
Shutter
Shutter speed range1/2000 – 60 sec.
General
LCD screen3.0" OLED 614,000 dots
BatteryOlympus LI-50B Li-Ion
Dimensions110.6 mm × 64.8 mm × 42.3 mm (W × H × D)
Weight275 g (9.7 oz) excluding battery
Made inChina

The Olympus XZ-1 is a high-end 10.0 megapixel compact digital camera announced and released in January 2011. Its key features are a fast f/1.8-2.5 i.Zuiko Digital lens, a built in imager shift image stabilizer and Olympus' 6 Art Filters that are also present in the E-PEN series.

Features

Key Features:[1]

  • 10.0 megapixels
  • f/1.8-2.5 i.Zuiko Digital lens
  • 1/1.63" High-Sensitivity CCD[2]
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3) support
  • Raw image file format
  • ISO sensitivity 100–6400
  • 6 Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, and Dramatic Tone
  • Wide-angle zoom lens
  • Full manual control
  • Front Control Ring to control ISO, shutter speed, or aperture
  • Rear Control Dial to control exposure compensation and manual focus
  • Four photo aspect ratios: 4:3/3:2/16:9/6:6

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JPEG

JPEG

JPEG is a commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images, particularly for those images produced by digital photography. The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality. Since its introduction in 1992, JPEG has been the most widely used image compression standard in the world, and the most widely used digital image format, with several billion JPEG images produced every day as of 2015.

Raw image format

Raw image format

A camera raw image file contains unprocessed or minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera, a motion picture film scanner, or other image scanner. Raw files are named so because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed, viewed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor. Normally, the image is processed by a raw converter in a wide-gamut internal color space where precise adjustments can be made before conversion to a viewable file format such as JPEG or PNG for storage, printing, or further manipulation. There are dozens of raw formats in use by different manufacturers of digital image capture equipment.

Film speed

Film speed

Film speed is the measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light, determined by sensitometry and measured on various numerical scales, the most recent being the ISO system. A closely related ISO system is used to describe the relationship between exposure and output image lightness in digital cameras.

Similar cameras

In the high-end compact camera market, its main competitors are the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 and Canon S95 though the S95's lens is considerably slower at most focal lengths. Competing compact cameras which are capable of shooting in Raw mode include Canon PowerShot G12, Fujifilm X10, Nikon Coolpix P7100, Samsung TL500/EX1, and the previously mentioned Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.

A similar category to high-end compact cameras are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras ("MILC"), some of which are in a compact form factor (with a similar-sized body), such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, Olympus PEN E-P1/E-P2, and Sony Alpha NEX-3/5. MILCs differ however in being significantly larger (with lens attached), and significantly higher-end, featuring much larger sensors and interchangeable lenses.

The follow-up model Olympus XZ-2 appeared in 2012 and features the same lens, while adding an improved sensor, tilting touch-screen and a two-mode control dial around the lens.[3]

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, or LX5, is a high-end compact "point and shoot" camera launched by Panasonic in 2010 to succeed the LX3.

Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X10

The Fujifilm X10 is a 2/3 sensor digital compact camera announced by Fujifilm on September 1, 2011. At the time of its release, it competed most closely with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, Olympus XZ-1, Canon PowerShot G1 X and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, and was subsequently named a 2013 iF product design award recipient.

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Nikon Coolpix P7100

The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a digital compact camera announced by Nikon on August 24, 2011, successor to the Nikon Coolpix P7000. It differs from the earlier model by an extra control dial, flip-out screen and improved responsiveness.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is the sixth camera in Panasonic's Lumix G-series, using the Micro Four Thirds System.

Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

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Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

The Olympus Pen E-P2 announced on 5 November 2009 is Olympus Corporation's second camera that adheres to the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system design standard. The E-P2 succeeds the Olympus Pen E-P1 a little over five months after the introduction of the EP-1.

Source: "Olympus XZ-1", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_XZ-1.

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References
  1. ^ "XZ-1". Olympus. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  2. ^ "Olympus XZ-1 specs". Olympus. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Olympus XZ-2 review".
  • [1] at Olympus America
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