Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Announced Jan 30, 2013 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 26 – 130 mm (5×)

Last year I bought the SZ-16 and later the xz-2. Last week I bought the XZ-10 it was discounted and being discontinued. Only £124 down from £300 last year. I read the professional reviews as well as the user reviews before making my decision. I wanted something lighter and smaller than the XZ-2 with the same IQ. My conclusion is that some of the professional reviews were unfair and the good user ones were from fans. On its own it is an excellent camera but compared to the XZ-2 the image ...

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Review completed after more shooting experience: The more I use it, the more I like it. A very worthy addition for photo enthusiasts, well designed and efficient. Quite usable indoors without flash, or in churches and museums, thanks to its very bright aperture at all focal lengths. Really sharp lens at base ISO. My original review: Wanted a rather cheap pocketable compact. I already have many different cameras, including a Fuji X10, which I love for its IQ and bright and sharp f2-2.8 28-112 ...

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richshep
 

I've had this camera for about 6 weeks now and I think it's great. I also have an XZ-2 to compare it alongside and I must say, if I'm taking a small camera with me I'll go for the XZ-10 every time. There's a lot of rubbish written on the reviews about it only having a tiny sensor and that the lens produces lots of CA but, y'now, it's a tiny camera aimed at people who don't expect it to compare with a 5D Mk3!  I haven't noticed any major problems with either the lens or noisy images. Granted ...

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dinkopinko
 

Just an exellent pocket camera!!!

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dave rogers

Went to see The Eagles the other night, no cameras allowed. I had the XZ-10 (a recent purchase at $199.00), in my shirt pocket. I started in a non-assigned seat, and got warned about taking pictures in the first shot. Later had to move to another seat where all the remaining shots were taken. They were shot with the camera discreetly placed on my left knee, with my left hand covering the lcd and left index finger working the shutter. I'd steal a glance at the LCD from time to time to make ...

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Karel Osten
 

An excellent pocketable with full manual control apart from focus. It's a well thought out balance between price, sensor size and lens specification. I find the images excellent for a small sensor and if you want to you can shoot RAW. The first thing I noticed about it was how well it felt in the hand, it's comfortable and easy to use. Here's a summary of my take on the pros and cons of this little camera; Pros Excellent overall ergonomics for such a small camera Light, pocketable and well built

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The small sensor / high pixel density really lets this camera down!  If Olympus had chosen to go with a 9 or 10 megapixel sensor rather than the 12 megapixels, image quality could be far superior. Why do manufacturers keep cramming more pixels into a sensor than necessary. The XZ-10 has 75% higher pixel density than the Lumix LX7, putting it at a severe disadvantage. What I love about the XZ-10 is pocketability, solid feel, a very useful zoom range from wide to low tele, fast lens, good ...

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