Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Hands-On

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Hands-On - We go hands on with the new Olympus Stylus XZ-2 premium compact camera with new tilting screen.

 Add Comment

Olympus XZ-2 Digital Camera (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)
BUY NOW $475.65
Olympus XZ-2 in Digital Cameras

Olympus Xz 2 Hands On (4)

The new Olympus XZ-2 updates the Olympus XZ-1, and provides a number of updates and new features that have been designed after listening to feedback from XZ-1 users. 

Olympus Xz 2 Cross Section (2)
Olympus XZ-2 Cross Section 

The Olympus XZ-2 updates the XZ-1, with a new detachable grip, a new switch to control the lens ring function, a new 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, and a new 3 inch tilting touch screen. Although the new RRP of £479 certainly makes it more expensive than it's pre-decessor, the XZ-1, as the XZ-1 was introduced at £399.

Olympus XZ-2 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Olympus XZ-2 Specifications

Max Aperturef/1.8 - f/2.5
35mm equivalent28mm - 112mm
Optical Zoom4x
Image Sensor
Pixels12.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)3968
Pixels (H)2976
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/1.7 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution920,000 dots
Touch ScreenYes
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Manual
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLi-90B
Battery Life (CIPA rating)340shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBody, Lens cap, Li-90B , F-2AC , USB cable, Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, CD-ROM(OLYMPUS Viewer2), Instruction manual, Warranty car

View Full Product Details

Join ePHOTOzine and remove these ads.

Explore More

Photographs taken using the Olympus XZ-2

To be or not to be, is the question, ShakespeareKitchen windowFountains of MontjuicAmor de madreBoundless SeaFUNGUS AMONGS AMONG US iithere's a fungus among usLunchOrb weaverPretty in pinkAutumn delightCosmosCommon BuckeyeSUPERVISORswallowtail feeding


1948custom 10 6 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 4:34PM
This updated Olympus looks like it could be a real contender for 'Serious Compact', but it's up against some big name opposition !Wink

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.