Olympus XZ-1 10 Megapixel Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom, 3" OLED, Monitor, HDMI, Black - 228000

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Olympus XZ1

by Cameta Camera customer on 8/30/2011

This is a wonderful camera. Small but not pocket-sized with lots of features not available on the pocket-sized models. Also has great gear like the electronic viewfinder and even an attachment to upload photos to a cell phone

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Product Overview

Unleash your creative side with the first-ever Olympus X Series camera. Designed for those who want the quality of an SLR in a high-end point-and-shoot format, this camera provides a new, easy-to-use outlet for artistic expression. With the XZ-1 you'll capture high-quality still images and HD videos in any shooting environment thanks to its fast, super-bright, built-in Olympus iZuiko lens and its large, super-sensitive CCD sensor.

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Fast, super-bright f1.8 iZuiko 4x wide lens
The iZuiko f1.8-2.5 6.0-24mm (28-112mm equivalent angle of view in 35mm cameras) digital lens is a newly-developed 4x compact version of the legendary, high-quality ZUIKO Digital lenses featured with Olympus DSLRs. With a minimum aperture of f1.8 at wide-angle and a maximum aperture of 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.

High-sensitivity CCD
Compared to existing 1/2.33-inch, 14-megapixel CCDs, the light-reception area of each pixel of the 1/1.63-inch, 10-megapixel CCD featured in the XZ-1 has been doubled. Superb, low-noise images can be shot even in dimly lit situations such as night scenes and indoor shots.

Advanced manual controls
The XZ-1 offers advanced manual controls that experienced photographers expect from larger digital SLR cameras. But, with the XZ-1, advanced features are easy to use. A control ring around the front of the lens and the wheel controller on the back provide immediate access to the most important manual settings like ISO, aperture and shutter speed to make it easy to adjust the camera on the move.

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New, 3-inch OLED monitor
Whether composing still images or HD videos, photographers will appreciate the XZ-1's sharp 3.0-inch OLED monitor to frame and show off still images and High Definition (HD) movies in detailed 720p. The LCD displays 610,000 dots in vivid color, reproduces colors and shades more accurately with deeper black tones, and consumes less power. The monitor also provides a wide viewing angle ensuring that images can be composed from even the most obscure angles.

Low-light performance
The XZ-1 has an easily accessible built-in pop-up flash to illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red-eye and fill in dark areas. The camera also features an AF illuminator to make it simple to focus in low-light situations. Additionally, Dual Image Stabilization further assures you'll get the shot you want while holding the camera: Mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization compensates for camera movement in low-light conditions when shutter speeds are slower while Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blurry images often caused by a moving subject. On top of all this, the XZ-1 also offers a Low-Light mode which automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity up to ISO 3200 to take sharp full-resolution photos in dark places.

HD movie with HDMI control
Shooting video is as easy as ever with the new Olympus XZ-1 camera. The camera captures all the action in crisp 720p HD video at 30 frames-per-second. The XZ-1's easy-to-reach record button on the back of the camera body makes recording videos a breeze. If you're about to snap a photo and you realize a video would capture the spirit of the scene even better, simply press the record button and instantly you're capturing videos! The XZ-1 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Just connect it to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable and use your HDTV's remote to control playback functions and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch.

TruePic V Image Processor
The XZ-1 pairs a high sensitivity 10 megapixel CCD sensor with the TruePic V Image Processor to produce clear and colorful photos using all the pixel information from each image to provide the best digital images possible. 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 (ISO 100 to ISO 3200), enabling great results in low-light situations.

Hot shoe and accessory port
To expand the camera's versatility, the XZ-1 includes an accessory port that is compatible with select PEN camera accessories. Photographers can attach optional accessories like the SEMA-1 external microphone adapter, the VF-2 electronic viewfinder, or the newly introduced MAL-1 macro light. These optional accessories easily slide into the camera's accessory port and hot shoe.

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Manufacturer Olympus
Mfg Part# 228000
SKU 219715368
UPC 050332175853
UPC 14 00050332175853
Sales Rank 35226
10-megapixel resolution
Large, high-sensitivity CCD
4x iZuiko zoom lens
HD movie 720p
Accessory port
In-camera Art Filters for movies and still images
Dual Image Stabilization
New, easy-to-use Live Guide control
In-camera PANORAMAv
AF Live View with AF Tracking
Advanced Face Detection
TruePic V Image Processor
Underwater Housing (optional accessory)
What's in the Box
Lens cap
Lens cap strap
USB/Video Multi cable
Shoulder strap, CD-ROM(ib and OLYMPUS Viewer2) Instruction manual
Warranty card
Tech Specs
Product type Compact digital camera
Memory SD Memory Card(SDHC/SDXC compatible) ~64GB
Screen size 1/1.63”
Effective Pixels number Effective Pixels number 10M (3664 x 2752)
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 zoom 4x
Imaging range Normal:60cm to infinity,
Macro:W:10cm to infinity,T:30cm to infinity.
Super Macro:1cm to TBD,Wide-angle edge fixing
Image Pickup Unit Product type 1/1.63" High-Sensitivity CCD
Total no. of pixels 4072x2784
Aspect ratio 4:3
Recording(Still) Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 3648 x 2736 pixels
[JPEG] 3648 x 2736 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File Size RAW: 3648 x 2736 (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Large: 3648 x 2736 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.5MB
3648 x 2736 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.1MB
Middle: 3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 4.4MB
3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.9MB
2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.4MB
2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB
1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 1MB
1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
Small 1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.7MB
1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
1024 x 768 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
1024 x 768 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
640 x 480 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
640 x 480 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
Recording(Movie) Recording format AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
Movie Mode HD: 1280(H)x720(V) Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V) Aspect 4:3(VGA)
Compression Ratio 1/12
File Size Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)
Maximum Recording Time HD: 7min, SD: 14min
Recording(Sound) Recording format Wave Format Base
Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
Maximum Recording Time Picture with Sound: 30sec
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
Live View Type Image Sensor type
Field of view 100%
Display Mode Normal Mode
Grid Line + Histogram Mode
OFF Mode
Magnification Ratio Not available
Monitor information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode,
Face Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting,
Self-timer, White Balance
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
AF Imager AF
Image stabilizer System Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode 2 dimensional activation, OFF
Effective compensation range Approx.2EV steps
Shutter speed range 2 - 1/2000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
IS for Movie Electronic Image Stabilization with Multi-Motion function
Monitor Product type OLED
Size 3.0 inches (3:2)
Total no. of pixels 614,000dots
Playback field of view 100%
Brightness control +2 levels and -2 levels
Colour balance Not available
Focusing AF system Imager Contrast Detection AF system
Focus mode Single AF (AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / Macro mode / SuperMacro mode / AF tracking (TR)
Focusing point 11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area
Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
AF illuminator
Focus tracking Available
Manual Focus Assist When rotation of Control dial is detected under MF mode, LV is magnified automatically
Shooting Modes P(Program Auto),iAUTO,A(Aperture priority).S(Shutter priority),M(Manual shooting),C(Custom shooting),
Low Light,Art Filter,SCN(Scene)
Exposure Control Metering system TTL Image Sensor metering system
(1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering
Metering range EV0-17
Exposure mode (1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Low Light (7) Scene select AE (8) Art Filter
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sport, Sunset, Fireworks,
Multi Exposure, Cuisine, Document, Beach & Snow, Under Water Wide, Under Water Macro, Pet, Panorama
ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 100 - 800 / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 EV steps, Movie ISO 200-1600, Low light ISO 100-3200
Exposure compensation ±2 EV in 1/3EV steps
AE lock Non available
Exposure bracketing Available
Metering standard value adjustment
White Balance Auto WB system Available
Preset white balance 6 settings (3000K - 7500K)
Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Daylight (5300K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K) , Under Water Auto, One Touch WB
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
CWB (Kelvin setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance Available
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Colour Mode Colour space sRGB
Picture Mode Mode Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
Filter effect Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
Shutter Shutter speed 60 - 1/2000 sec.
Bulb: up to 16 min.
1/3 steps
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Drive Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, High-speed Sequential shooting1,High-speed Sequential shooting2,Self-timer
Sequential shooting speed Approx. 2 frames/sec. in sequential shooting
Max. recordable pictures RAW mode: Max. 8 frames.
on sequential shooting JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels
(Large normal mode: approx. 23 with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)
Flash Built-in flash Available
Compatible external flash E-system Flash(FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14,FL-50R)
*FL-50R(Can only be used with wireless. Cannot attach to body)
Flash mode of External Flash Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.
Flash intensity control Up to ±2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Art Filter Mode Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, and Dramatic Tone
Multi Exposure Number of picture 2 frames
Functions Auto gain,
Multi Aspect Aspect Ratio 4:3/3:2/16:9/6:6
Live control Information (shooting) Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,
Live Guide Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting,
WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode,
Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode,
Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Live Guide Color satuturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Shooting tips
Playback Playback mode Single-frame
Information Display
Index Display(25 frames, Calendar)
Close-up (1.1 - 10X)
Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Information display Histgram,Shooting information,OFF
Menu Languages 39
Reset & custom setting My mode 1 setting recordable
Image Editing Erasing function Single frame, All
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 10
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Electronic
LCD Size (in) 3
LCD Size Range 3.0 - 3.4"
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Memory Card Type SDHC
Minimum Aperture f/1.8
Optical Zoom (x) 4
Optical Zoom Range (x) 2.0 - 4.9
Resolution 3648 x 2736

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