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Olympus XZ-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 676 reviews of Olympus XZ-1. 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. Views about the image quality and lens are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good comments. Many are less positive about the connectivity and battery, and the memory and exposure get mixed reviews.

performance, usability, portability, lens, image quality

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus XZ-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Olympus XZ-1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the lens and image quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, lens

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

May, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Olympus XZ-1


Aimed at both beginners and enthusiasts, this Olympus compact has an f/1.8 lens.

f/1.8 lens, Good build quality, Great image quality

No automatic lens cover, Bulky

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus XZ-1 review


Great picture quality from this classy compact

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : (

Olympus XZ-1 review


Most compact cameras are pretty hopeless at low-light shooting, forcing you to use a flash in murkier conditions. Not so the Olympus XZ-1, according to its makers: with its bright F1.8 Zuiko lens, dual image stabiliser and ultra-sensitive CCD sensor,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : William Perceval (

First Look: Olympus XZ-1


The brand new Olympus XZ-1 is a top-spec compact camera – the very first Olympus model to offer such a high standard in a small package, and looking to compete with the likes of the Canon PowerShot S95 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 . Developed by the...

OLED screen, fast lens

No viewfinder, too expensive for many

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Olympus XZ-1 review


Olympus has finally produced a 'serious' compact camera

Great usability ; Responsive controls ; Good lens ; Good images at lower ISO ; Good supplied software ; Wide aperture

Some noise at higher ISOs ; Smaller focal length than some

The 10-million-pixel Olympus XZ-1 enters a market in which compact and compact system cameras are becoming increasingly popular.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Olympus XZ-1 review


Though ILCs may be the more interesting enthusiast cameras, the more popular market seems to be compact, fixed-lens models, such as the Canon PowerShot S95 and Nikon Coolpix P7000 . Olympus forges into that market with its XZ-1, a promising-looking...

The Olympus XZ-1 is nicely designed with a solid user interface and very good performance for its cohort.

The XZ-1's image quality is good, but even shooting raw it's not quite up to the level of its better competitors.

Enjoyable to shoot and relatively fast, the Olympus XZ-1 only stumbles when it comes to photo quality, which is very good, but not uniformly excellent as one would expect from this class of camera.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (

Olympus XZ-1 review


When you compare the Olympus XZ-1's features with those of the vast majority of point-and-shoot cameras, it absolutely blows them out of the water. We're talking about things like an F1.8 lens, full manual controls and manual focus, RAW shooting, a...

The XZ-1's blend of manual features and tutorial modes make it a good fit for experienced shooters or anyone who wants a pocketable camera they can get to know and ultimately grow into. Expect a learning curve, but one that ultimately offers some nice...

Apr, 2011

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Olympus XZ-1


La Olympus XZ-1 è dotata di uno degli zoom più luminosi della sua classe: lo iZuiko f/1,8-2,5 da 6-24mm (28-112mm equivalente). Invece di cedere alla corsa ai megapixel, è stata raddoppiata la dimensione dei pixel del sensore CCD da 10 Megapixel da...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Olympus XZ-1 review


I really enjoyed using the Olympus XZ-1. It handles nicely and has all the settings and features an enthusiast photographer would want. The much talked about f/1.8 lens is great in low light and creates a shallow depth of field, although it does...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Olympus XZ-1 review


The Olympus XZ-1 is positively fun to use. It's one of those cameras that makes you want to go out and take photos. A lot of that has to do with its size, which is compact, yet despite its small dimensions it also contains relatively easy to use manual...

All things considered, we really like the Olympus XZ-1. It's easy to use, yet it has good manual features. But most importantly, it's a fun camera to use and it has interesting art filters to play with. We also like the screen and the fact that it...

Jul, 2011

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