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Olympus XZ-1
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Olympus XZ-1


Overall rating 8.5/10

The Olympus XZ-1 features a i.ZUIKO DIGITAL F1.8-2.5 lens, the brightest in a compact camera to date. Inside the camera is a high-sensitivity 1/1.63" CCD sensor and the same TruePic V image processor used by Olympus' DSLR cameras. Manual, aperture-priority and shutter-priority manual shooting modes give you superior control, together with the control ring around the lens.


Performance:
8.5
Design:
8
Features:
8.5
User-Friendliness:
8
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Very fast lens at both wide and zoom ends
Control ring gives quick manual control
Easy AF point control
Flash intensity can be stepped down
THE BAD
Loose lens cap can fall off
Rear control wheel feels small and fiddly
Aggressive noise reduction