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XZ-2 iHS

SKU# V101020BU000-410

DISCONTINUED

NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

$599.99 
 
  • 12

    MP

  • f1.8

    BRIGHT LENS

  • 3.0"

    TOUCH TILT LCD

  • 1080p

    FULL HD VIDEO

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Overview

Point. Shoot. Be amazed.

Combine the ease-of-use of a point and shoot with the image quality of a more advanced camera and you get the Olympus XZ-2. This premium compact helps you push the creative envelope with an arsenal of amazing technology. A super-fast f1.8 iZuiko lens and a large, high-sensitivity BSI (Backside-Illuminated) CMOS Sensor help capture brilliant low light shots. Experienced photographers will love how the XZ-2’s full manual controls are effortless to access and use. Feed your creative side with 11 Art Filters and 5 Effects, one-touch HD video and an accessory port for flashes and viewfinders. The XZ-2. Pro features packed in one awesomely creative compact.

SUPER FAST, BRIGHT iZUIKO f1.8 TO 2.5 LENS

The iZuiko f1.8-2.5 6.0-24mm (28-112mm equivalent angle of view in 35mm cameras) digital lens is a 4x compact version of the legendary, high-quality ZUIKO Digital lenses featured with Olympus DSLRs. With a maximum aperture of f1.8 at wide-angle and f2.5 at telephoto, this lens assures fast shutter speeds for sharp low-light images. This aperture range also allows photographers to take portraits that highlight the subject by defocusing the background, a capability not possible in most compact cameras. The lens is specifically designed for clear, high-quality photographic performance with minimal ghosting or flare.

4X ZUIko Zoom Lens

Based on the standards of Olympus DSLR lenses, with the XZ-2's 4x wide-angle optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, you can get close to the action. But due to the F1.8 lens it allows for shallower depth of field than most compact point and shoot cameras.

28mm Equivalent Wide Lens

All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 4x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 28mm Equivalent Wide-Angle Lens lets you capture group shots and breathtaking panoramas.

Premium Image Quality,
Creativity, Low Light
Performance

iHS Technology

The powerful TruePic VI, SLR-quality Image Processor and a cutting edge BSI CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance and blazing autofocus speed. These are combined with enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition and super-resolution zoom.

This family of technologies conquers challenging shooting conditions with improved light condensing efficiency, less noise and quick response time – twice as fast as traditional cameras – for definitively unmatched image quality.

12MP High Sensitivity BSI CMOS Sensor

An amazing 12 million pixels in the High-Sensitivity, High-Speed BSI CMOS sensor deliver unmatched image quality with less noise and improved image detail, especially in low-light situations.

TruePic VI

The XZ-2 pairs a high sensitivity 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with the TruePic™ VI Image Processor to produce clear and colorful photos.. The image processor is noted for accurate natural color, true-to-life flesh tones, brilliant blue skies and precise tonal expression; it also lowers image noise in photos shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light situations.

Backlight HDR

Shooting into backlight typically results in washed out, overly bright images. Backlight HDR Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image.

Low Light Performance

ISO 12,800

The XZ-2 provides DSLR quality low light photos with an increased ISO sensitivity to 12,800.

AF Illuminator

The XZ-2 also features an AF illuminator to make it simple to focus in low-light situations.

Low Light Mode

The XZ-2 has an easily accessible built-in pop-up flash to illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red-eye and fill in dark areas.

Advanced Control and Usability

3” Tilt Touch LCD

Capture your shots instantly with the XZ-2's FAST AF and responsive touch screen. Just touch the screen to focus on your subject and release the shutter. Whether composing still images or HD videos, photographers will appreciate the XZ-2’s sharp 3.0-inch tilt and touch LCD to frame and show off still images and High Definition (HD) movies. The LCD displays 920,000 dots in vivid color, reproduces colors and shades more accurately with deeper black tones.

Accessory Port

The XZ-2 includes a port for accessories including Flashes, MAL-1 Macro light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter set and VF-2 or VF-3 detachable electronic viewfinders.

Hybrid Control Ring and Customization

The XZ-2 offers advanced manual controls that experienced photographers expect. But, with the XZ-2, advanced features are easy to use. The XZ-2 is equipped with the world's first hybrid control ring, built around the lens, which allows users to easily assign function settings to their preferences as well as switch between analog and digital operation of the ring. The digital operation provides a solid click on controls, whereas the analog operation offers a smooth, gliding feeling. When the Fn 2 lever next to the lens is placed downward, the ring around the lens switches to analog control so it can be used as a focus or a zoom ring. If the lever is placed at an angle, the ring around the lens switches to digital control to change exposure-related settings quickly and easily. This feature enables fine-tuning of the focus in macro, composition selection when shooting, and exposure adjustment all without looking away from subjects.

In-Camera Creativity

11 Art Filters with 5 Art Effects

Express your creativity with special effects for your photos & HD Videos. Olympus’ Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious.

1080p Full HD Movie with Art Filters

The XZ-2’s easy-to-reach record button on the back of the camera body makes recording videos a breeze. Add style and artistic flair to your movies with Olympus Art Filters and Effects.

HDMI Output

For easy photo and video playback on your HDTV. The XZ-2 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the XZ-2 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.

Shoot. Sync. Share Wirelessly.

Share your favorite pictures.

Wi-Fi capability lets you transfer photos wirelessly to smartphones and tablets with the FlashAir memory card and the OLYMPUS Image Share app. Perfect for posting them on social networking sites fast without any fuss. All to share your stories fast. Learn more.

TURN YOUR PICTURES INTO WORKS OF ART WITH ART FILTERS

The OI.Share app lets you use the Art Filter technology made popular by the OLYMPUS PEN. From Dramatic Tone to Pop Art, you can choose your favorite Art Filter and apply it to not only pictures that you imported from your camera, but also to pictures that are already saved on your smartphone.

features

4X iZUIKO ZOOM LENS

Based on the standards of Olympus DSLR lenses, with the XZ-2's 4x wide-angle optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, you can get close to the action. But due to the F1.8 lens it allows for shallower depth of field than most compact point and shoot cameras.

28MM EQUIVALENT WIDE LENS

All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 4x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 28mm Equivalent Wide-Angle Lens lets you capture group shots and breathtaking panoramas.

IHS TECHNOLOGY

The powerful TruePic VI, SLR-quality Image Processor and a cutting edge BSI CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance and blazing autofocus speed. These are combined with enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition and super-resolution zoom.

This family of technologies conquers challenging shooting conditions with improved light condensing efficiency, less noise and quick response time – twice as fast as traditional cameras – for definitively unmatched image quality.

12MP HIGH SENSITIVITY BSI CMOS SENSOR

An amazing 12 million pixels in the High-Sensitivity, High-Speed BSI CMOS sensor deliver unmatched image quality with less noise and improved image detail, especially in low-light situations.

HIGH QUALITY, NEWLY DESIGNED USER INTERFACE

The new design of the XZ-2’s interface takes full advantage of the 3-in., 920,000-pixel VGA display. Menu navigation is made easier with a sleek and easy-to-see design.

TRUEPIC VI™

The XZ-2 pairs a high sensitivity 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with the TruePic™ VI Image Processor to produce clear and colorful photos. The image processor is noted for accurate natural color, true-to-life flesh tones, brilliant blue skies and precise tonal expression; it also lowers image noise in photos shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light situations.

BACKLIGHT HDR

Shooting into backlight typically results in washed out, overly bright images. Backlight HDR Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image.

ISO 12,800

The XZ-2 provides DSLR quality low light photos with an increased ISO sensitivity to 12,800.

AF ILLUMINATOR

The XZ-2 also features an AF illuminator to make it simple to focus in low-light situations.

LOW LIGHT MODE

The XZ-2 has an easily accessible built-in pop-up flash to illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red-eye and fill in dark areas.

3” SWIVEL TOUCH LCD

Capture your shots instantly with the XZ-2's FAST AF and responsive touch screen. Just touch the screen to focus on your subject and release the shutter. Whether composing still images or HD videos, photographers will appreciate the XZ-2’s sharp 3.0-inch tilt and touch LCD to frame and show off still images and High Definition (HD) movies. The LCD displays 920,000 dots in vivid color, reproduces colors and shades more accurately with deeper black tones.

ACCESSORY PORT

The XZ-2 includes a port for accessories including Flashes, MAL-1 Macro light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter set and VF-2 or VF-3 detachable electronic viewfinders.

HYBRID CONTROL RING AND CUSTOMIZATION

The XZ-2 is equipped with the world's first hybrid control ring, built around the lens, which allows users to easily assign function settings to their preferences as well as switch between analog and digital operation of the ring. The digital operation provides a solid click on controls, whereas the analog operation offers a smooth, gliding feeling. When the Fn 2 lever next to the lens is placed downward, the ring around the lens switches to analog control so it can be used as a focus or a zoom ring. If the lever is placed at an angle, the ring around the lens switches to digital control to change exposure-related settings quickly and easily. This feature enables fine-tuning of the focus in macro, composition selection when shooting, and exposure adjustment all without looking away from subjects.

11 ART FILTERS WITH 5 ART EFFECTS

Express your creativity with special effects for your photos & HD Videos. Olympus’ Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new an unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious.

1080P FULL HD MOVIE WITH ART FILTERS

The XZ-2’s easy-to-reach record button on the back of the camera body makes recording videos a breeze. Add style and artistic flair to your moves with Olympus Art Filters and Effects.

HDMI OUTPUT

For easy photo and video playback on your HDTV. The XZ-2 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the XZ-2 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.

DUAL IS IMAGE STABILIZATION

Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

MULTI-MOTION MOVIE IS

Corrects blur for slow and large movement caused by physically moving while shooting movies.

OLYMPUS IMAGE SHARE: COMPATIBLE WITH FLASHAIR, EYE FI, SDXC

Share images to your Smart Device. Olympus allows for the usage of PENPAL BlueTooth Device, Eye-Fi Card or the new Flash Air media card. Check out the Olympus smartphone apps.

VARIOUS BRACKETING ABILITY

Bracketing functions allow you the flexibility to focus on the type of shot you want and view it in different ways so you can choose the best shot.

CONTINUOUS SHOOTING FUNCTION

Never miss a moment. With 5fps high-speed continuous shooting, capture the perfect shot by taking a sequence of images all at once.

EPORTRAIT

Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject’s complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits.

IN-CAMERA SLIDESHOW WITH SOUND

Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The XZ-2’s enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more.

LIVE GUIDE

The XZ-2’s Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them – before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc.

LIVE CONTROL

With the XZ-2 you are in full control of all functions and imaging decisions—with split-second accuracy. Live Control, an advanced control panel system, allows you to see the image and the controls all at once. Whether using full manual control or all the automatic features, first-time users will feel like pros, and pros will create still images or videos that continue to push their own boundaries of creativity.

specs
Product Type Product type Compact Digital Camera
Memory SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Flash Air, Internal Memory (39MB)
Screen size 7.341mm (H) x 5.506mm (V)
Image Pickup Unit  Product type 1/1.7" CMOS Sensor
Pixels number (Effective Pixels number, Total no. of pixel)/Total no. of pixels/Aspect ratio 12 million pixels / Approx. 12.76 million pixels / 1.33 (4:3)
Filter Array Primary color filter (RGB)
Lens  Structure 11elements in 8groups
Aspheric 6 sides
Focal length(35mm equivalent) 6.0mm to 24.0mm (28mm to 112mm)
Maximum aperture 1.8-2.5
Optical zoom 4x
Digital Tele Converter 2x
Imaging Range W:5cm to infinity,T:20cm to infinity
Super Macro:1cm to 60cm,Wide-angle edge fixing
Recording(Still) Recording Format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File Format RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording Image Size [RAW] 3968 x 2976 pixels
[JPEG] 3968 x 2976 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File Size RAW: 3968 x 2976(V) 19.3MB
Set1(LF): 3968(H)x2976(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.9 6.4MB
Set2(LN): 3968(H)x2976(V(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7 3.4MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1 1.7MB
Set4(SN): 1280(H)x960(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1 0.3MB
Image Stabilizer System Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving ), OFF
Finder Finder Type Optional Electronic Viewfinder,  VF-2, VF-3
Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.92x*5 - 1.15x*6 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
  *5: at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3)     *6: at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)
Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Available with Live Preview function button*7
  *7: custom function
Display Grid Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal  selectable
2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical
Finder Style Selectable from 3 types
Brightness control/Color temperature +7 levels and -7 levels / +7 levels and -7 levels
Live View Type Image Sensor type
Field of view 100%
Display Mode Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode (4 types), Histogram Mode, Off
Monitor information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Set, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area, Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP,
Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi status, Digital Teleconverter, Battery check
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
Monitor Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting monitor*8
  *8: Approx. 920k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type 
Touch function Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel
Tilting angle Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle: up to 50 degrees
Brightness control/Color temperature ±7levels / ±7 levels
Color setting Vivid / Natural
Focusing AF Imager AF
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Super Macro Mode / Continuous AF (C-AF) / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) / 
Manual Focus (MF) 
Advance AF Only available in movie mode
Face priority AF/Eye Detect AF Available
Eye Detect AF : OFF / Near side eye priority mode / Right side eye priority mode / Left side eye priority mode
Focusing point/Focusing point selection 35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target
25-area multiple AF / All target, Single target
AF Illuminator Available
Manual Focus Assist Live view image is magnified when the Control ring is rotated. (at MF mode)
AF Tracking Available
Exposure Control (Still) Metering system Digital ESP metering , Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Target frame linkage light measurement  Available
Metering  EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Center weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode (1) iAuto (2) P: Program AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select  AE (7) Art Filter
Scene Select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait,Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multiple Exposure, Beach & Snow, Underwater - Wide,
Underwater - Macro, HDR 
ISO sensitivity AUTO ISO 100 - 12800  (customizable, Default 100-1600)
Manual ISO 100 - 12800, 1/3 EV steps 
Exposure Compensation Range ±3 EV in 1/3 EV steps 
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1)
Shutter Product type Lens shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000 - 60 sec.
Bulb: default setting 16min.  (1/2/4/8/16min. selectable)
Flash Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Built-in flash Available
Mode Auto, Red-eye reduction,  Fill-in, Off, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync, Full,1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128.
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3 EV step
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R,  FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Color Temperature 5500±400°K
Gno.
Gno.
5.2(Type)
Flash working range W:0.6~11.1m(ISO1600) T:0.6~8.5m(ISO1600)
External Flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Wireless Flash Control  Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
Control type Built-in flash
External Flash intensity type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Channel No. 4ch
Group No. 4ch, 4Groups (External flash : 3group and a Built-in flash)
Drive Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, High-speed shooting, BKT, Self-timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed 5frame/sec
Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting
200frames
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Wireless remote control Not Available
Bracketing Exposure bracketing 2 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Flash bracketing 3frames (0.3, 0.7, 1EV step selectable)
ISO bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7 steps selectable 
Art Filter bracketing Art Filter selectable (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone)
Art Filter Mode Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Light Tone ( - / d.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I, II / b.c.d.e.)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Art Effect a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
Movie   Recording format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
Movie Mode Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording - 18Mbp,  Aspect 16:9 
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p(29.97 fps) Recording - 9Mbp,  Aspect 16:9 
Maximum Recording Time Full HD: 29min, HD:29min
IS for Movie OK/Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
AE Lock Available
Exposure Control (Movie)
(1) iAuto (2) P: Program AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE
(5) M: Manual  (6) C1: Custom1 AE  (7) C2: Custom2 AE (8) SCN: SCN AE
(9) Art Filter: ART Filter AE
 * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 se
File Size MOV Format : Max 4GB
Recording (Sound) Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Mic/Speaker Stereo/Mono
Mic function Wind Noise Reduction, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Maximum Recording Time Picture with Sound: 4sec.
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
White Balance WB mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis   * Except for Custom WB
Preset white balance 7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K) Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
CWB (Kelvin setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.
One-touch white balance 2 custom settings can be registered
Color Mode Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Art Filters
Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]
Adjustment Parameter 4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
Filter Effect Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Noise Filter at High ISO setting Off, Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction at Slow shutter speed Off, On, Auto
  Auto: effective when shutter speed is slower than 1/2 sec. 
Multi Exposure Number of picture/Functions 2 frames / Auto gain, Live View
Multi Aspect Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 
Process RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
Level Gauge Detection 2-axis
One push Tele-converter x2
Playback Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25 frames), Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound) *Slideshow: Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable. (Still)
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Menu Languages 39 languages selectable :
Japanese, English, French, Germany, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Czech, Danish, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese(por), Portuguese(bra),
Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Serbian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Malay, Thai, Hebrew
Reset & custom setting Custom mode 2 settings recordable
Image Editing Editing function RAW development, Gradation auto, Red-eye fix, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Post recording
RAW picture editing RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
JPEG editing Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Aspect, Black & White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait
Erasing function Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)
Protect function Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Print Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Input/Output USB/Video/Remote Controller connector Dedicated multi-connector     [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed,  Video: NTSC/PAL selectable.]
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Accessory attachment Dedicated multi-connector   [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1.]
PC interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interface HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
Power Requirements Battery Li-90B Li-ion battery (included)
Power battery holder Not Available
AC/DC Adaptor F-3AC
Sleep mode Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures
(with 50% flash light)
310 shots
Dimensions/Weight Dimensions  113mm (W) x 65.4mm (H) x 48mm (D) [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Weight Approx. 346g     [CIPA with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Operating Environment Temperature 0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Box contents Box contents Body, Lens cap,  Li-90B , F2AC , USB Multi cable, Shoulder strap,
CD-ROM (OLYMPUS Viewer2), Instruction manual, Warranty card.
Splash proof Splash proof No
Exterior Material Metal
Super control panel Information (shooting) Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size,
Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning, Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP
Live control Information (shooting) Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Live Guide Setting Menu Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips


Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

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September 17, 2014

boB

good camera, but ... #2

Just returned from holiday in Italy. Gave this XZ-2 a good workout. My comments:
the good:
1) fast lens takes great pics in low light, with no flash.
2) Swing out lcd screen. Used this 2-4 times a day. But when you need it for the overhead or ground level pic, it is great. Would be nice if it opened to 180 for 'selfies.'
3) touch screen for focus. BUT, see below.
4) fits in pocket of baggy jeans, barely.
5) took most pics in 'p' program mode; jpg only.
6) saw lots & lots of folks lugging the large dslr camera with grande zoom lens. Not me.
7) movies are good enough for most shots; take a movie when you want a panoramic view point.
8) pics are great; good color & exposure & focus. I will have little to do in photo editor.
9) battery always got me through the day, although I kept a charged spare on hand.

the bad:
11) Double pics. press shutter button & camera takes two pics. Happens sometimes 20-25% of shots. Reported elsewhere. Not a show stopper but a real pain. Come on Olympus, you can fix this.
12) flash is weak; knew about this
13) short zoom; knew about this
14) proprietary cable & battery. Lost the camera cable with the lost luggage. This almost put me out of business.
15) BUT the control for the touch screen focus function is *on* the screen. Bump the screen and the touch screen now takes the photo. Olympus; put touch screen control on menu.
16) panorama requires you to take a series of manual photos. Apple's phones do this automatically, as user rotates the phone. Olympus; fix panorama.

August 23, 2014

Efrain

Enhancing HDR bracketing to +3 ev to -3 ev

This camera is a bargain at $300. I bought it for its RAW output and HDR capability. At first I was disappointed by the +1 ev to -1 ev limitation for its HDR bracketing feature. Fortunately, I was able to increase exposure compensation to a limit of +3 ev to -3 ev by pressing the arrow ring at its top to set it for exposure compensation, then rotating the arrow ring to increase or decrease the total exposure compensation. Works like a charm although it does result in some duplicate photos among the 3 sets of bracketed photos I usually end up taking. Use a steady tripod and a remote shutter trigger and the system is stable enough so there is no need for image stabilization or lining up the separate photos after you download to your HDR-capable program.

June 20, 2014

Joel

Just love it!

I had a Canon G10 and found the Olympus XZ-2 a better replacement primarily due to the faster lens, lighter weight and smaller size. I have been using this camera now for 4 months, shot over 4,000 pics and am very happy with the results.

June 01, 2014

Sean

Good camera marred by terrible lens noise in video

The only reason I bought this camera to replace my XZ-1 was because the XZ-1 had terrible video. This camera shoots amazing video... but now it sports appalling clicking and whirring noises when the camera auto-focuses or zooms. You cannot use this for shooting anything in a quiet environment. Very very disappointing, I'm afraid this will be my last Olympus. If you don't need to shoot video however, a great camera.

May 30, 2014

Jakub

Excellent camera

Very good camera with a great lens and unlimited possibilities.

August 22, 2013

JOHN

Good Camera but

Power Button is to easy to turn "ON" by accident. However the articulated screen is great. 1.8 Lens allows me to take photos without the need for the flash.

This camera replaced a Olympus DLSR, no more big camera bags to carry around.

July 09, 2013

Peter

There is no perfect camera, but this one comes close

After spending alot of time with an LX3 and subsequently an LX5, the XZ-2 is definitely an upgrade over those two cameras - which to be fair were pretty good too.

Working outside, and quite often on snow, there is no substitute for a good EVF ... an articulating LCD screen is of no value on snow.. So, the price to play is a little steeper, but the VF-3 is SO much better than the evf available for LX5 in 2011, so I'm quite happy about that.
One feature I really like is the ability to set the image size and the image quality. I use Medium SF, don't really see the need for a really big file if the only end use is going to be web. Saves alot of space on your mem card.

The feature set for the camera is great. Lens, etc. I only have a couple of items that bug me.
1. When you play back your images, you use the zoom lever. Well there is only 1 step backwards and you are done (thumbs). On the LX5 you get 3 steps, and final one is a calendar (sweet), If you navigate around the calendar, you can move thru your collection of images very quickly. I just took a vacation and shot about 1700 shots. Finding images from a particular adventure (I climb mountains) is pretty much impossible with the Olympus software. Imagine scrolling back thru 1000 images trying to find one you shot early on. Once on your computer, problem not, but in the camera .... not even close to what Panasonic has to offer.
2. I shoot in shutter priority most of the time. Because it tends to be high contrast landscapes, I use spot meter on the highlights and then overexpose the shot to pull in some shadow detail. I set up the lens ring to click thru shutter speeds. The command dial on the back of the camera takes care of the exposure compensation. Problem is, it is still going to have the ability to change both shutter speeds and exp comp. Would it not make sense to only offer exp comp if you've already assigned shutter speed to the lens ring? Now I have to make sure which mode I'm in or when trying to overexpose 2/3 of a stop (2 clicks), I may in fact be changing the shutter speed two clicks. Total hassle. Why the duplication when the so totally innovative lens ring should relieve the command dial of that function. Just sayin!
3. Bought 3 extra Olympus batteries LI-90B. Used to getting alot more shots per charge with the Panasonic DMWBCJ13. The Oly battery was consistently getting about 180 shots per charge. I don't flash very much just so you know.

Anyway, I'm glad I spent the extra money to get this camera and not an upgrade to the LX7


June 24, 2013

Robert

My carry camera

My primary cameras are the E-5 and E-3. I purchased the XZ-2 about 7 months ago as my carry around camera and have not been disappointed. Great images from this very compact camera. Has a very fast sharp lens and easy to see LCD screen. And being an Olympus camera user learning the camera menu was easy.

March 20, 2013

William

You'll grow to love it but maybe not immediately.

I opened my XZ2 amid a Christmas hubbub. Gifts, including this, were passed around for a chorus of mutual ooh aahs. The menus got messed up, and being new to Olympus digital stuff couldn't make much sense of the camera for a while. My pics were worse than those of average casual smart phone. However, I came upon a blog by a guy called Robin Wong out of Malaysia who reviewed the camera and posted pictures from it. They were beautiful so I knew I had some learning to do. All along I suspected I was doing something badly wrong because although the stills were bad the movies were good right from the start. I downloaded the manual, studied it, found how to restore the default settings and now there's no holding me back.

I captured the first spring wild flowers in some woodland near where I work this morning and they're sensational.

I especially like the tilting screen for flowers and bugs and things close to the ground. A few years back I was at a rock concert where one of my kids was playing. I couldn't get a clear view of the stage so I held my camera above my head and guessed the location of the band. How useful would this screen have been then! That said, for some shots I miss an optical view finder for two reasons. The first is that on a bright day you just can't see the screen (or any other to my knowledge) well enough. The second is that being far-sighted I need to scramble for my glasses before I can be sure of what I'm taking whereas good optical finders have diopter adjustments so I wouldn't need to do that. I'm thinking of adding a finder accessory to my gear list.

All the stuff about a fast clear lens that's good in low light is true. The camera feels solid and well built and looks pretty.

March 16, 2013

JK

Good camera, Joy to use. A few flaws though.

Overall the camera is worth the cash. The photos are lovely the operation and feel are great, customizing the camera is easy and configurations are infinite. The best part of the camera in my opinion is the MF/Aperture switch in the front of the camera it falls right at my finger and allows for manual focus at any time. This, for me negates any focus problems since i use the camera in this mode 99% of the time. It's actually the number 1 reason I bought the damn thing.The 24fps movie mode is reason 2. The movie mode is good to great because the ring controls focus and the auto exposure does a good job. In movie mode you have no control over exposure as far as I can tell and usually I would mind, but, with the olympus the auto exposure is quite good. And as mentioned earlier i can pull my own focus and quite frankly until you experience how this camera does that you won't quite understand how special that is, especially in low light with a subject 6 feet away. Try it. in black and white. Lastly, and primarily is feel. This camera is not small but for my rather large hands its perfect. And the tilting screen is fantastic, especially on the street with the touch screen enabled you can shoot from the hip with control, you can see your composition and be a ninja at the same time. Nuff said.

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