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Olympus XZ-1 Creator Digital Camera - Silver

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V101010SE000

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Olympus XZ-1 Creator Digital Camera - Silver
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.

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

  • 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

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Olympus XZ-1 - digital camera
Product Type
Digital camera - compact
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Image Processor
TruePic V
Internal Storage
54.6 MB
Sensor Resolution
10.0 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Lens System
4 x zoom lens - 6 - 24 mm - f/1.8-2.5
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
60 cm
Digital Zoom
4 x
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Display
LCD display - 3"
Supported Battery
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 925 mAh ( included )
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Colour
Silver
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.1 cm x 4.2 cm x 6.5 cm
Weight
275 g


Detail

General

Product Type
Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour
Silver
Sensor Resolution
10.0 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
CCD
Total Pixels
11,300,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
10,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
1/1.63"
Optical Zoom
4 x
Digital Zoom
4 x
Image Processor
TruePic V
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
225
Digital Video Format
AVI, MJPEG
Image Recording Format
JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO auto (100-800), ISO 100-6400
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Metering Zones
324
Exposure Modes
Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, beach/snow, night portrait, self-portrait, PET, fireworks, multiple exposure, panorama assist, night scene, sports mode, sunset, indoor, cuisine, Document, underwater macro, underwater wide, e-portrait
Special Effects
Sepia, Monotone, Black & White Red filter, Black & White Yellow filter, Vivid, purple, blue, green, Black & White Orange filter, soft focus, natural, Black & White Green filter, Muted, Diorama, Grainy Film, Pop Art, pin hole, Dramatic Tone
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), Underwater, 2000K - 14000K
Max Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
60 sec
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing
3 steps
White Balance Bracketing
Yes

Lens System

Type
4 x zoom lens - 6 - 24 mm - f/1.8-2.5
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
28 - 112mm
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
60 cm
Macro Focus Range
1cm
Zoom Adjustment
Motorised drive
Lens Construction
8 groups / 11 elements
Features
Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Flash Modes
Auto mode
Features
AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
2 frames per second
Self Timer Delay
2sec, 12sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe
Additional Features
Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, auto power save, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, 720p HD movie recording, digital image stabilization (video mode), in-camera red-eye fix, contrast control, face detection, built-in help guide, Exif Print support, Shadow Adjustment Technology, in-camera RAW processing

Display

Type
3" LCD display
Resolution
614,000 pixels
Display Features
Built-in

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode
Mono

Connections

Connector Type
1 x Hi-Speed USB , 1 x HDMI output , 1 x composite video/audio output , 1 x DC power input
Memory Card Slot
SD card

Software

Software
Drivers & Utilities, [ib] software

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support
MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP1, Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.6, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP 64-bit Edition, MS Windows XP SP2
Peripheral Devices
USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included Accessories
Lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, lens cap strap
Body Material
Plastic, aluminium

Battery

Battery Type
Olympus Li-50B
Details
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 925 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Internal Storage
54.6 MB
Image Storage
RAW 3648 x 2736 , JPEG 3648 x 2736 , JPEG 3200 x 2400 , JPEG 2560 x 1920 , JPEG 1600 x 1200 , JPEG 1280 x 960 , JPEG 1024 x 768 , JPEG 640 x 480
Video Capture
AVI - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps , AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width
11.1 cm
Depth
4.2 cm
Height
6.5 cm
Weight
275 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C

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