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Olympus XZ-1 Creator Digital Camera - Black

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N3869492

Quicklinx: 7HQFWS00
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Discontinued

Description

With brilliant image quality and an ultra bright 1:1.8 iZUIKO DIGITAL zoom lens, the Olympus XZ-1 fuses compact camera size and style with system camera features.

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 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.

The new XZ-1 camera combines the image quality and adjustability of system cameras and the portability of digital compact cameras. For ambitious amateurs and discriminating professionals alike, the XZ-1 offers superior, best-in-class image quality.

Gorgeous pictures
Get beautifully clear, high-resolution images. The superb iZUIKO lens, TruePic V processor, and the high sensitive 10 megapixel CCD sensor deliver pictures that impress.

Brilliant Images
Get great photos and High Definition movies from a pocket-sized camera. The light-grabbing iZUIKO lens stays bright across the aperture range and is paired with the powerful TruePic V processor and large 1/1.63" CCD sensor for breathtaking pictures.

Sensor - Capture details in awesome clarity. The high sensitive 1/1.63" 10-megapixel CCD sensor features fantastic light sensitivity and adjustable background blur.
Processor - Get vivid colour reproduction and low image noise, even at high ISO settings and in low-light settings, thanks to the smoking fast TruePic V image processor.
Lens - Funnel light to your images across the zoom range with the ultra bright iZUIKO DIGITAL lens. The 4x wide-angle zoom does it all, from eye-popping 1 cm macros to vast landscapes.
Refined and rugged design
Sleek and slim, the XZ-1 fits in your jacket pocket. The stylish design comes in two tough lacquer finishes, snowy white and jet black.

You control the settings
Set the aperture, shutter speed and ISO the way you want it. Twist the lens ring to adjust the main setting for each mode, from art filters to background blur.

Manual Control
Finally, a digital compact that's as flexible as you are. Full manual control lets you set aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and much more. Get the settings right for your perfect shot.
Lens Ring
The mechanical lens ring lets you change aperture, shutter speed and more with a flick of the wrist. Just twist the lens ring to adjust the main setting for each mode, from art filters to background blur.

Manual mode: Control everythingCloseSet the shutter speed and aperture to fit the occasion. For difficult light situations such as sunsets or for creating dramatic lighting effects.
Shutter priority mode: Set the shutter speedCloseSet the shutter speed and let the camera do the rest. Perfect for freezing fast-moving objects in their tracks or playing with motion blur.
Aperture priority mode: Set aperture sizeCloseSet the aperture you need and let the camera do the rest. Great for adding bokeh to portraits or creating deep-focus composition shots.
Program mode: Just point and shootCloseThe full auto mode does it all for you. You can concentrate on the subject, and let the camera select the right settings for your shot.

Light-grabbing lens
Get great low-light pictures and an adjustable depth of field. The ultra bright 1:1.8 iZUIKO DIGITAL lens, dual image stabiliser and low light mode are perfect for night-time photography.

Low Light Masterpiece
The XZ-1's light-grabbing 1:1.8-2.5 iZUIKO DIGITAL lens stays bright across the entire zoom range. The fast TruePic V processor keeps noise to a minimum, while the dual image stabiliser balances longer shutter speeds. A maximum ISO of 6400 helps you get your shot - even in the darkest hour.

Get Great Bokeh
Bokeh is the Japanese word for artistic blurring in a photograph, the play of out-of-focus shapes in the background that is pleasing to the eye. For portraits and close-ups, bokeh makes for great pictures. The XZ-1 puts smashing bokeh control in the palm of your hands.

Brilliant OLED display
See clearly what you're shooting. The 3" 610K-dot display features deep blacks and great contrast, and stays brilliantly visible, even when viewed from an angle.

See Clearly
The XZ-1's Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display emits direct light for a clearer view when shooting and playing back movies and stills. Enjoy deeper blacks, increased contrast, more realistic colours and improved brightness - even when viewing from an angle.

More Features -
Mighty mini
- With its range of features and stunning image quality, you may forget how portable the XZ-1 truly is. The XZ-1 fits in your jacket pocket and goes everywhere you do.
A snap to use - Powerful enough for ambitious photographers, the XZ-1 is also easy for beginners to use, with the Live Guide and i-Auto pointing the way.
Get creative - Spice up your still shot or movie with one of six Art Filters - and check the results immediately on the brilliant 3" OLED display
Like it RAW? - You should - it means you don't lose any of the great image quality when you store or print out your pictures
Change it up - The XZ-1 is more than a high-end compact, it's a system camera with a range of accessories and add-ons to fit your shooting situation.

 

TIPA Awards 2011TIPA

The outstanding qualities of the Olympus XZ-1 were formally recognised at the recent TIPA Awards 2011. In its citation, the Technical Image Press Association highlight a number of groundbreaking advances in this exciting compact camera.

 



 

dpreview.comdpreview

"The XZ-1 combines simple direct controls with an excellent lens to create probably the best photographers' compact currently available. The output JPEGs are great and the balance of lens range, brightness and compactness make it a really appealing package, whether as an only camera or as a more pocketable backup for DSLR owners"

 

 

Highlights of the Olympus XZ-1 Creator Digital Camera - Black

  • High quality images in a compact form
  • Full manual and automatic modes for demanding photographers
  • Superb iZUIKO digital lens with excellent low-light capabilities (1:1.8 - 1:2.5)
  • HD Movie featuring depth of field and Art Filters
  • Adjustable depth of field for stunning bokeh effects
  • Manual lens ring for quickly changing settings
  • Built-in image stabiliser
  • 10 MEGAPIXEL

    The 10 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.
  • LARGE, HIGH-SENSITIVITY CCD

    Providing the best image quality ever in a compact Olympus camera, the large 1/1.63-inch CCD enables greater dynamic range and smoother gradations from highlights to shadows.
  • 4X iZuiko ZOOM LENS

    Based on the standards of Olympus DSLR lenses, the wide aperture of the iZuiko f1.8-2.5 allows a rich and vibrant range of photographic expression. It allows faster shutter speeds in low light – and it allows for a shallower depth of field than most compact point-and-shoot cameras.
  • HD MOVIE 720P

    A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
  • ACCESSORY PORT

    The XZ-1 includes a port for accessories including the SEMA-1 Microphone adapter set and the VF-2 live-finder, a detachable electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder easily slides onto the camera's accessory port and hot shoe to provide 1.15x magnification for a 100% field of view. The VF-2 rotates up 90 degrees which is useful when shooting subjects from challenging angles. The external accessory port also allows for connection with the SEMA-1 external microphone adapter set for enhanced audio capture.
  • IN-CAMERA ART FILTERS – MOVIE AND STILL IMAGES

    With six in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Dramatic Tone) you can explore your artistic side while taking both still shots and HD video. The Art Filters can be applied as you shoot, no additional software required.
  • DUAL 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.
  • NEW EASY-TO USE-LIVE GUIDE CONTROL

    Seeing the results before you shoot can change the way you take a picture. Want more vivid or muted color in your shot? Want warmer or cooler hues? Want a brighter or darker subject, or a sharper or softer background? Or maybe you want to capture the fast-moving action of your subject with a little artistic blur, or perhaps freeze the action? Simply set the camera to iAuto, press OK to engage Live Guide, then press the up and down arrows on the back of the E-PL1 to easily slide through numerous photographic effects. Make adjustments and watch the LCD as the effects are made live -- before the image is captured! Live Guide also features a Tips section on how to compose a shot or shoot kids, pets, flowers and more.
  • IN-CAMERA PANORAMA

    Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.
  • AF LIVE VIEW WITH AF TRACKING

    AF Live View works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way. AF Tracking locks your subject into focus right on the LCD, and constantly adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving. With this mode, a simple push of the AF button and shutter release enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus.
  • ADVANCED FACE DETECTION

    Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
  • TRUEPIC V IMAGE PROCESSOR

    In addition to more detail, the image sensor, combined with the next-generation TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to 3200 ISO.
  • UNDERWATER HOUSING

    The XZ-1’s compact design makes it the perfect companion for all of your dive trips. The PT-050 underwater case has been customized for the XZ-1 and is waterproof to a depth of 40 meters (approximately 130 feet). With its durable, high-quality polycarbonate construction, this Olympus housing protects the camera from water while also cushioning it from knocks and bumps on land.

Specifications

Summary

Body Material
Aluminium/Plastic
Image Sensor Type
1/1.63" CCD Sensor
Effective Pixels
10
Filter Array
Primary colour filter
Aspect Ratio & Area
4:3 /
Full resolution
11.3 Megapixels
Lens: focal length
6.0 - 24.0 mm
Focal Length (equiv. 35mm)
28 - 112 mm
Maximum Aperture
1.8 - 2.5
Optical Zoom
4x
Engine Type
TruePic V
Sensitivity: Auto
ISO 100 - 800
Sensitivity: Manual
ISO 100 - 6400
Shutter Self Timer
12s / 2s

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