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Olympus XZ-1 - Test shots: Detail and Lens Performance

By Gavin Stoker

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

User Score:

A more general selection of test shots are revealed on this page and next to act as an evaluation of the XZ-1 in a variety of shooting conditions. Unless otherwise stated we were using the camera's 'Natural' colour setting, and auto white balance.

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This wide angle shot at f/4.5 and ISO100 reveals little in the way of leaning verticals or barrel distortion, and moreover a sharp level of detail with rich yet natural colours straight out of the camera. The detail of the brickwork has been commendably preserved, there is some pixel fringing on the upper tree branches but only on close inspection, and the image is evenly exposed. A good showing from the Olympus that's a cut above your average point and shot camera certainly.

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By contrast a handheld close up interior image, at f/2.8 and again ISO100. OK, the natural lighting here was ideal, but the Olympus has nevertheless excelled, again delivering bags of detail, lovely natural colours and another even exposure.

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And an exterior close up at f/2.5. Again, a perfect result straight from the camera that we have not adjusted in any way. The level of detail is such that we can pick out flaking paint work and small rust spots on a structure that at first glance appears stately and magnificent. OK, so more pixels may just deliver more detail - but we're more than happy with what's been produced with 10 megapixels here.

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ruma

October 8, 2013, 8:30 pm

Though it is compact, XZ-1 has high resolution. It has very good cost performance.

ruma

October 8, 2013, 8:40 pm

" SAKURA " Though it is compact, XZ-1 has high resolution. It has very good cost performance.

ruma

October 8, 2013, 8:42 pm

very good!

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:42 pm

like XZ-1

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:43 pm

VERY COOL CAMERA

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:44 pm

good performance

ruma

October 8, 2013, 10:53 pm

TOKYO SPRING

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:40 am

Very good tool. Light, but sensor is greater.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:41 am

This model has a lot of fans in Japan.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:42 am

Various modes fun.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 2:43 am

Macro function is excellent.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:34 am

Rough monochrome function to entertain me.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:35 am

F1.8, and HD logo. They were unnecessary. Its design is amateurish.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:37 am

Depiction of this camera is delicate.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:38 am

I can understand that very long popularity of this camera.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:40 am

The price of this camera are sold cheap in spite of excellent features.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:41 am

This feature is too good at this price. Great for consumers.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:43 am

Representation of the XZ-1 is very smooth.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 4:44 am

Excellence of the CCD sensor has been demonstrated.

ruma

October 9, 2013, 10:27 am

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