Field Test: Olympus XZ-1 by ortega


ortega

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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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ortega

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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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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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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.
 

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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?
 

ortega

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cteckwee said:
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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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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ortega

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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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garagez

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dramatic tone seems lovely....thanz for the post
 

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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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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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