Very portable and very capable little gem

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xmeda
xmeda Senior Member • Posts: 1,885
Very portable and very capable little gem
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One of Olympux premium compact cameras. Combines XZ-1 form factor and fast lens with very good BSI CMOS sensor. Additionally it has tilting LCD, larger battery and more refined UI. I have XZ-1, XZ-2 and Stylus1s. All three of them are great travel cameras, but XZ-2 is perfect for that role thanks to its size and very good RAW image output. Then it depends if I need low light capability and direct USB charging = XZ-2 or long reach with 28-300/2.8 = Stylus1s.

I can recommend both.

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Casio QV-R40 Casio Exilim EX-Z110 Olympus XZ-1 Pentax X-5 Olympus XZ-2 iHS +43 more
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
12 megapixels • 3 screen • 28 – 112 mm (4×)
Announced: Sep 17, 2012
xmeda's score
4.5
Average community score
4.3
bad for good for
Kids / pets
okay
Action / sports
acceptable
Landscapes / scenery
good
Portraits
good
Low light (without flash)
great
Flash photography (social)
okay
Studio / still life
okay
= community average
Olympus XZ-1 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
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Prairie Pal Senior Member • Posts: 2,906
Re: Very portable and very capable little gem

I loved mine when I had it.  I hope "OM Solutions" brings back another fixed lens camera that is as enjoyable to use as the XZ format was.

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Ivan

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Nikon D600 Nikon D7200 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR +10 more
xmeda
OP xmeda Senior Member • Posts: 1,885
Re: Very portable and very capable little gem
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Prairie Pal wrote:

I loved mine when I had it. I hope "OM Solutions" brings back another fixed lens camera that is as enjoyable to use as the XZ format was.

It will be nice to re-surrect this segment a bit. All they need is to keep whole body and optics, just improve sensor and digital noise reduction hardware + new CPU, faster memory and done. Keep resolution in 12-14Mpix range, just use latest possible BSI-CMOS silicon technology to improve noise characteristics, dynamic range and refresh/read-out speed.

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Casio QV-R40 Casio Exilim EX-Z110 Olympus XZ-1 Pentax X-5 Olympus XZ-2 iHS +43 more
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