Olympus XZ-1 Review

4.5
February 7, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Specifications

Product Type Product type Compact digital camera
Memory SD Memory Card(SDHC/SDXC compatible)  ~64GB
Screen size 1/1.63”
Effective Pixels number Effective Pixels number 10M (3664 x 2752)
Lens Structure 11elements in 8groups
Aspheric 6 sides
Focal length(35mm equivalent) 6.0mm to 24.0mm(28mm to 112mm)
Maximum aperture 1.8-2.5
Optical zoom 4x
Digital zoom 4x
Imaging range Normal:60cm to infinity,
Macro:W:10cm to infinity,T:30cm to infinity.
Super Macro:1cm to TBD,Wide-angle edge fixing
Image Pickup Unit Product type 1/1.63" High-Sensitivity CCD
Total no. of pixels 4072x2784
Aspect ratio 4:3
Recording(Still) Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 3648 x 2736 pixels
[JPEG] 3648 x 2736 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File Size RAW: 3648 x 2736 (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Large: 3648 x 2736 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.5MB
3648 x 2736 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.1MB
Middle: 3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 4.4MB
3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.9MB
2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.4MB
2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB
1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 1MB
1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
Small 1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.7MB
1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
1024 x 768 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
1024 x 768 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
640 x 480 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
640 x 480 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
Recording(Movie) Recording format AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
Movie Mode HD: 1280(H)x720(V)  Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V)     Aspect 4:3(VGA)
Compression Ratio 1/12
File Size Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)
Maximum Recording Time HD: 7min, SD: 14min
Recording(Sound) Recording format Wave Format Base
Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
Maximum Recording Time Picture with Sound: 30sec
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
Live View Type Image Sensor type
Field of view 100%
Display Mode Normal Mode
Grid Line + Histogram Mode
OFF Mode
Magnification Ratio Not available
Monitor information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode,
Face Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting,
Self-timer, White Balance 
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed 
AF Imager AF
Image stabilizer System Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode 2 dimensional activation, OFF
Effective compensation range Approx.2EV steps
Shutter speed range 2 - 1/2000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
IS for Movie Electronic Image Stabilization with Multi-Motion function
Monitor Product type OLED
Size 3.0 inches (3:2)
Total no. of pixels 614,000dots
Playback field of view 100%
Brightness control +2 levels and -2 levels
Colour balance Not available
Focusing AF system Imager Contrast Detection AF system
Focus mode Single AF (AF) /  Manual Focus (MF) / Macro mode / SuperMacro mode / AF tracking (TR)
Focusing point 11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area
Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
AF illuminator
Available
Focus tracking Available
Manual Focus Assist When rotation of Control dial is detected under  MF mode, LV is magnified automatically
Shooting Modes P(Program Auto),iAUTO,A(Aperture priority).S(Shutter priority),M(Manual shooting),C(Custom shooting),
Low Light,Art Filter,SCN(Scene)
Exposure Control Metering system TTL Image Sensor metering system 
(1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering
Metering range EV0-17
 
Exposure mode (1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Low Light (7) Scene select  AE (8) Art Filter
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sport, Sunset, Fireworks,
Multi Exposure, Cuisine, Document, Beach & Snow, Under Water Wide, Under Water Macro, Pet, Panorama
ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 100 - 800 / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 EV steps, Movie ISO 200-1600, Low light ISO 100-3200
Exposure compensation  ±2 EV in 1/3EV steps
AE lock Non available
Exposure bracketing Available
Metering standard value adjustment  
White Balance Auto WB system Available
Preset white balance 6 settings (3000K - 7500K)
Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K) , Under Water Auto, One Touch WB
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
CWB (Kelvin setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance Available
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Colour Mode Colour space sRGB
Picture Mode Mode Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted 
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
Shutter Shutter speed 60 - 1/2000 sec. 
Bulb: up to 16 min.
1/3 steps
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release Available  (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Drive Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, High-speed Sequential shooting1,High-speed Sequential shooting2,Self-timer
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 2 frames/sec. in sequential shooting 
Max. recordable pictures RAW mode: Max. 8 frames.
on sequential shooting JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels
(Large normal mode: approx. 23  with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)
Flash Built-in flash Available
Compatible external flash E-system Flash(FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14,FL-50R)
*FL-50R(Can only be used with wireless. Cannot attach to body)
Flash mode of External Flash Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.
Flash intensity control Up to ±2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Art Filter Mode Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, and Dramatic Tone
Multi Exposure Number of picture 2 frames
Functions Auto gain,
Multi Aspect Aspect Ratio 4:3/3:2/16:9/6:6
Live control Information (shooting) Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,
Live Guide Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, 
WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, 
Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, 
Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Live Guide Color satuturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Shooting tips
Playback Playback mode Single-frame
Information Display
Index Display(25 frames, Calendar)
Close-up (1.1 - 10X)
Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Information display Histgram,Shooting information,OFF
Menu Languages 39
Reset & custom setting My mode 1 setting recordable
Image Editing Erasing function Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
Protect function Single frame
RAW picture editing RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
JPEG editing Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (colour depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait
Print Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Input/Output PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed for storage through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available) 
TV interface HDMI(HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1, USB cable is available)
HDMI Mini HDMI type-D
Flash attachment Hot shoe
DC-in Yes(Multi terminal)
Accessory attachment Accessory port
Accessories Chart External Fkash FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14,FL-50R(Can only be used with wireless.Cannot attach to body)
Viewfinder VF-2
External microphone SEMA-1 + ME51SW 
Armlight MAL-1
Accessory for underwater photography PT-050
AC cable F-3AC
Remote Cable RM-UC1
Charger LI-50C
Compatible OS Windows XP SP2, Windows  XP x64Edition, Windows  Vista, Windows  Vista SP1, Windows 7, Mac OS 10.3-10.6
Power Requirements Battery Li-50B (included)
Sleep mode Available (20sec, 1min, 3min, 5min)
No. of recordable pictures (with 50% flash light) Approx. 320 shots
Power battery holder Non available
Memory Internal memory (for shooting) 54.6MB
Dimensions/Weight Dimensions  110.6 mm (W) x 64.8 mm (H) x 42.3 mm (D)
Weight 275g (body, battery and media)
Operating Environment Temperature 0 - 40? (operation) / -20 - 60? (storage)
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Box contents Body, Lens cap, Lens cap strap, Li-50B , F2AC , USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, CD-ROM(ib and OLYMPUS Viewer2), Instruction manual, Warranty card.

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