Goodbye to XZ-1

Started Sep 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Everhandy Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: Not a fair comparison

Piggy the bad wrote:

How you can criticise the low light performance of the xz-1 beats me. The xz-1 is astonishing in low light. Perhaps you need to buy a roll of film and go back to the old days to appreciate what you can now do.

The XZ-1 is very good in low light, only because the lens is so fast. The CCD sensor is not up to par with today's backlit CMOS devices. One reason the XZ-2 is better in that regard.

If you can keep the XZ-1 below ISO 800 (actually, I almost never went beyond 400), you have a great chance of capturing an excellent image. Fortunately, it's not that difficult to do. Cameras like the RX100 however, are not necessarily "better" in the same working envelope of the XZ-1, they just expand the envelope. That is why I bought one.


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