Xceptional picture quality. The Olympus XZ-1 is Olympus’ flagship prosumer compact category digital camera. It features 10MP resolution (on a 1/1.63-in. CCD sensor), Sensor-shift image stabilization and an iZuiko 4x (28-112mm equiv.) wide-angle optical zoom lens in an compact body. It is the first built-in Zuiko® lens on a compact digital camera.
The XZ-1 features a fixed lens (i.e. the lens is not interchangeable) with a maximum aperture of F1.8 at wide-angle and F2.5 at telephoto, which should help obtain defocused background. The built-in Neutral Density (ND) Filter should prove useful when you want to shoot using a slow shutter speed in the bright outdoors.
The XZ-1 has a 3.0-in. OLED display with a high 614K-dot resolution. There is no built-in viewfinder but you can attach an optional electronic viewfinder. There is a built-in pop-up flash and a hotshoe to use optional external flashes, including the Olympus FL-14, FL-300R and FL-36R.
The XZ-1 records HD 720p movies at 30 fps with stereo sound. Six in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Dramatic Tone) can be applied to both still shots and HD video.
For the experienced photographers, the XZ-1 offers PASM shooting modes. A manual control ring around the lens allows for quick changes to settings such as ISO, aperture and shutter speed, depending on the selected shooting mode.
Optional accessories include optional RM-UC1 Remote cable, SEMA-1 external microphone adapter, the VF-2 and VF-3 electronic viewfinders, the PT-050 underwater case (waterproof to a depth of 40 metres /130 feet) and the MAL-1 Macro Arm Light.
The Olympus XZ-1 captures high-quality still images and HD videos in a compact digital camera with a fast, super-bright Olympus iZuiko lens.
|US | CA | UK|
|Image Sensor||10MP, 1/1.63-in. CCDS|
|Optical Zoom||4x (28-112mm equiv.)|
|Media||SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card|
|File Format||JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG|
|Shooting Modes||iAUTO, Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Scene Modes|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 – 60s, B (16 min.)|
|Continuous Shooting||2 fps|
|Exposure Metering||(1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering|
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO: ISO 100 – 800 / Manual ISO 100 – 6400, 1/3 EV steps, Movie ISO 200-1600, Low light ISO 100-3200|
|Autofocus||Imager Contrast Detection AF system
11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
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
Single AF (AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / Macro mode / SuperMacro mode / AF tracking (TR)
|Macro||1 cm / 0.4 in.|
6 settings (3000K – 7500K)
Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K) , Under Water Auto, One Touch WB
|Viewfinder||n/a, optional VF-2 EVF|
|Display Monitor||3.0-inch, 614,000 dots, OLED monitor, 100% coverage|
|Movie||1280 x 720 pixels (30 frames / sec.) with stereo sound|
|Battery||Li-50B Li-ion battery (included), 320 shots|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||110.6 x 64.8 x 42.3 mm / 4.35 x 2.55 x 1.67 in.|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 275 g / 9.7 oz.|
|MSRP||US $499.99 / CAD $499.99 / UK £|
*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.
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