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Olympus Stylus XZ-2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 639 reviews of Olympus Stylus XZ-2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder. Many are negative about the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Stylus XZ-2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Olympus Stylus XZ-2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good views. There are some negative comments about the reliability, and there are some mixed views about the size and price.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus XZ-2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Olympus Stylus XZ-2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

portability, performance, usability, price, image quality

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus Stylus XZ-2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Olympus Stylus XZ-2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. There are some mixed opinions about the lens.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 review

 

Olympus has taken last year's excellent XZ-1 night-owl cam, melted it down and forged the bigger and pricier XZ-2 from the remains. Somehow. So was it worth the bloody, sweaty hours in the gadget labs? Yes, and no. A new 12MP sensor combined with the...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 (white)

 

When Olympus announced the Stylus XZ-2 last year we did wonder why there was no white version - as per the XZ-1 release - to complement the black version. C'mon, everything has a white version these days. We're big fans of high-end compact cameras, and...

Dual-function lens ring, f/1.8-2.5 maximum aperture is great for dramatic shots, hotshoe and accessory port expansion possibilities, wireless flash options, tilt-angle LCD screen versatile for shooting, improved image quality despite slightly smaller...

Pricey, we'd like a wider-angle lens, slightly larger than predecessor and on the chunky side, plastic components to the built less luxury than an all-metal construction, rear d-pad easily knocked which throws exposure compensation out by default, did...

We're big fans of high-end compact cameras, and the XZ-2 really does excel at what it does. We like the style, the images, the available wide aperture settings and that awesome dual-function lens ring.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 pictures and hands on - Pocket-lint

 

High-end compact camera fans pay attention: Olympus has updated the XZ-1 with the brand new Olympus Stylus XZ-2, and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Natalie Johnson (techradar.com)

Olympus XZ-2 review

 

The heavyweight compact Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is more than just a point-and-shoot

Lens aperture range ; Manual focus ring ; Tilting touchscreen ; Large back-illuminated CMOS sensor

LCD only tilts horizontally ; No on-body macro mode ; Tricky touchscreen focusing ; Menu system complicated ; Relatively expensive

When Olympus launched the XZ-1 in early 2011, its high-end features made it instantly popular with consumers and critics alike.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS a very good camera made better by a price drop

 

The XZ-2's excellent lens, features, and photo quality make it an enthusiast compact worth getting. But look for it for less than its original $600 starting price,

The ; features a great f1.8-2.5 lens, excellent photo quality and shooting options, and a well-designed body that's solidly constructed.

Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 review

 

Initially, I was concerned that the size of the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 may be prohibitive, but while it may not be as small as other cameras, the addition of the tiltable screen is definitely an improvement over the original model. If only it could have...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

 

and sees a number of improvements and upgrades in comparison to the previous model, including a new 12 megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording, a new grip, a tilting screen and a front function switch. The camera also features the same processor...

3 inch tilting touch screen, Great image quality, Updated grip and handling, Bright f/1.8 - f/2.5 lens, with 1cm macro, Shares features and controls from PEN series, Updated menu system, 2 year warranty, Extensive Art Filters and effects, Control wheel...

Barrel distortion at wide end, Lacks auto-panoramic mode, USB charger

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Hands-On

 

We go hands on with the new Olympus Stylus XZ-2 premium compact camera with new tilting screen.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 camera

 

Olympus' newest high-end compact is a minor upgrade from the XZ-1

Bright, fast lens, close focus ; Generally good image quality ; Packed with controls

High price ; No Wi-Fi or GPS ; Loss of detail at high ISOs

Olympus’ Stylus XZ-2 compact is about as advanced as a small-sensor compact camera can get. It’s great for enthusiast photographers who want to muck around with settings. Novice users might be daunted, but the XZ-2 is at the top of its class.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS review:

 

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS was probably about $100 too expensive when it came out.

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS features a great f1.8-2.5 lens, excellent photo quality and shooting options, and a well-designed body that's solidly constructed.

Its high ISO images are noisy. With no built-in Wi-Fi, getting wireless features will cost you extra. Battery charges in camera via proprietary USB cable.

The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS is an excellent bright lens enthusiast compact. At this point, though, you should skip it at its full $600 price.

Mar, 2014

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