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    Default Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega


    Sorry for the low quality iPhone 3Gs picture above

    I was given an opportunity to give this baby a non scientific field test, this will be an ongoing thread that will go on as i discover more.

    So firstly the official specs

    Specifications

    No. of effective mega pixels 10M

    Removable memory SD/SDHC/SDXC

    Internal memory (for shooting ) 54MB

    Recording image size (pixels)
    MAX. 3648x2736
    MIN. 640x480

    Lens focal length (35mm camera equivalent) 28-112mm
    Optical zoom 4x
    Digital zoom (total zoom ratio in still mode (optical x digital)) 16x
    Focus range
    Normal W:0.6m-∞
    Macro W:0.1m-∞ / T:0.3m-∞
    Super macro 0.01m-0.6m

    LCD monitor
    Type OLED
    Size (inch) 3.0 Inch
    No. of pixels (approx.) 614,000

    Maximum ISO sensitivity 6400
    Art Filter POP ART, SOFT FOCUS, GRAINY FILM, PIN HOLE, DIORAMA, DRAMATIC TONE
    Body in panorama Yes
    Image stabilizer Imager shift
    AF mode Single AF(AF), Manual (MF), Macro mode, SuperMacro mode. AF tracking (TR)
    AF Tracking Yes
    Face Detection (Faces may not be detected correctly in some cases) Yes
    Shadow Adjustment Technology Yes

    Movie recording with sound AVI Motion JPEG

    Movie recording size (pixels) 720P, VGA

    Battery LI-ion rechargeable battery (model) LI-50B

    HDMI (type) Yes(Type D)
    * Connection cable is optional.

    Dimensions(mm) (CIPA guideline compliant) 110.6x64.8x42.3mm

    Weight (g) (Including batteries/card) (CIPA guideline compliant) 275g
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    Default Re: Field Test - Olympus XZ-1

    An amazing little camera that i know i will enjoy testing

    First the Hi ISO noise test

    This scene is only lit by an incandescent bulb, you can find it in chinatown


    the full shot

    and the 100% crops at different ISO Speeds





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    at ISO6400 you can see a visible blue cast

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    Default Re: Field Test - Olympus XZ-1

    see the difference

    shot at ISO100


    SHot at ISO6400

    you will notice a loss of shadow details too, but mind you this is at ISO6400 on a compact camera

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    Default Re: Field Test - Olympus XZ-1

    these next shots were taken in a indoors with artificial lights



    100% crops at different ISO Speeds




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    Default Re: Field Test - Olympus XZ-1

    using manual exposure i tested the built-in ND filter, exposure remains unchanged to show what effect turning on the ND does




    this gives you about -2 stops, useful if you want to slow down the exposure.
    Last edited by ortega; 4th February 2011 at 10:50 AM.

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    Thanks for the review. The high ISO performance is simply amazing for compact camera. Wonder how it compare to Nikon P7000 side by side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cteckwee
    Thanks for the review. The high ISO performance is simply amazing for compact camera. Wonder how it compare to Nikon P7000 side by side?
    I did a field test for the p7000 too, i try to use the same scene for the iso tests so you can compare. But I cannot guarantee total fairness as the light bulb may have changed

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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    There are 6 art filters to play with
    POP ART

    pop art off


    Pop Art On


    SOFT FOCUS

    without soft focus


    with soft focus

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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    grainy fim






    pin hole



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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    DIORAMA

    off


    on

    DRAMATIC TONE
    i love this filter

    an example of what it does

    more samples later

    normal


    Dramatic Tone filter

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    dramatic tone seems lovely....thanz for the post
    to continue press hex key , to return to main menu press star

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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    there is a Macro mode


    and a super macro

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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    this camera comes with a fast f1.8 max aperture lens which allows it to create less DOF if you want to
    here are some shots at different apertures










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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    wow, seems to be quite a good cam... from the looks of it.
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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    went macro shooting with this camera just now, i'll post tonight

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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    wow, seems to be quite a good cam... from the looks of it.
    so far so good, i am impressed by what this camera can do
    but it is not a DSLR, so your expectations must be adjusted as such

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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    went spider hunting today armed with only this camera, tripod and a reflector and this is what i managed to shoot





    btw these are full images, not cropped just resize and a little USM

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    Default Re: Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega

    Art Filters








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