One of the newest models to hit digital market is the all new Olympus XZ-1 camera. This compact point and shoot is first model in the Olympus Creator X series of digital cameras. The XZ-1 is perfect for photography enthusiasts who like to carry their camera with them all the time. The Olympus digital camera has a focal length of 6.0 - 24.0 mm and a 35 mm
equivalent focal length of 28 - 112 mm.
The Olympus digital camera is equipped with the iZuiko lens. The Olympus XZ-1 can zoom 4x optically and 16x digitally. This compact point and shoot camera has an integrated CCD image sensor which captures lively images at 10 megapixels resolution.
The stylishly designed body of the Olympus XZ-1 sits comfortably in your hand
. This Olympus camera has a straightforward and functional structure
which allows you to easily access the Mode Dial and the other control buttons. The best bit of the XZ-1 camera is the control ring on the lens
which simplifies the process of adjusting the shutter speed, scene modes, aperture and all other important adjustments.
This XZ-1 point and shoot camera is very portable and weighs only 275 g allowing you to easily slip it into a shirt pocket or a handbag. The XZ-1 point and shoot can record movies in HD at 1280 X 720 pixels resolution (30 fps).
The Olympus XZ-1 digital camera comes equipped with TruePic V processor
which ensures the best quality while recording images and videos. This Olympus digital camera supports 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 6:6 aspect ratios. The XZ-1 features a 3 inch OLED display
which provides a clear view of all your videos and photographs. This display offers a resolution of 614,000 dots.
Battery and Storage
The Olympus compact digital camera has a built-in storage of 54 MB. You can use an SD, SDHC or an SDXC memory card
for increasing the storage space. This point and shoot is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack which lets you capture up to 320 images on a single charge
. You can easily transfer images and videos to a laptop or PC using a USB 2.0 cable. In addition to this, you can even watch high quality on an HDTV using an HDMI connectivity
The aperture setting controls the amount of light an image is exposed to when clicking a shot. The Olympus XZ-1 has an aperture ranging from f/1.8 - 2.5
. The Contrast Detection AF system has 11 point focus areas
in Automatic and Manual mode and this camera also has 225 point focus areas in Magnified View Mode. The focus range of the Olympus XZ-1 camera starts from 0.6 m (W and T) in Standard Mode and in the Macro Mode, the focus range starts from 0.1 m (W) and 0.3 m (T). The closest focusing distance in the Super Macro Mode is 1 cm.
This Olympus digital camera comes with ISO ranging from100 - 6400. The shutter speed ranging from 1/2000 - 60 second lets you shoot clear shots of subjects even when they are in motion. In the Bulb Mode, the shutter speed reduces further to 16 minutes. The built-in flash has range of 8.6 m (ISO 800).
This Olympus camera comes with a list of Scene Modes
which include Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sunset and many more. The Sensor Shift Image Stabilizer
makes sure none of your images get distorted due to vibrations or when shooting images of handshakes.
The Face Detection feature in this camera can detect faces and adjust the settings to capture enhanced pictures. In the Sequential Shooting Mode the XZ-1 can capture photographs at 15 fps (H). The self-timer gives you a delay of 2 or 12 seconds to join your family or friends for a group photograph. This Olympus point and shoot camera comes with a hoard of features that make your life easier and simpler when it comes to photography.