One year with XZ-1

Started Mar 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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One year with XZ-1
Mar 17, 2012

It's almost a year after I got my XZ-1. Just share with everyone my experience.

I am still very satisfied with it.

The lens - It's really remarkable what this lens can deliver. Two words: fast, sharp. I find even the fixed-lens compact such as Ricoh GR is not as sharp as this zoom lens.

I always use JPEG + RAW. RAW is just much better than JPEG. I post-process RAW with lightroom, it works well on the latest LR4. The details really come out in RAW. LR4 also has better algorithm for highlights and shadows, you get better dynamic range.

It's also one of the most versatile camera on the market. From candle light to macro. It excels at almost everything.

My Wishlist for XZ-2:

1. better noise control. hopefully 1~2 stops better. ISO 800 is ok in RAW. But it's a stop behind g12. maybe 2 stops behind s100.

2. Better IS - I hope olympus bring their famous 5 axis stabilization from OM-D to XZ-2.
3. Better video - the video is not so usable.

Below are some of my pictures took during the last year in China.

Canon PowerShot G12 Olympus XZ-1
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