Olympus Stylus XZ-2 review
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Olympus Stylus XZ-2 at a glance:
- 12.76-million-pixel, 1/1.7in CMOS sensor
- 3in, 920,000-dot tilting LCD screen
- ISO 100-12,800
- Street price around £479
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 review - Introduction
At the time of the Olympus XZ-1's release, photographers praised the high-end compact camera as an excellent alternative to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 and Canon PowerShot G12, which were both seen as top-of-the-range compact cameras for enthusiast photographers. Now, 21 months on, the competition is even more fierce..
Announced in September at the photokina trade show, the new Olympus Stylus XZ-2 will have to strike the right chord to exceed the popularity of its predecessor. With this in mind, the XZ-2 has undergone a redesign and received a range of new features that should, once again, see Olympus challenge the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 and the Canon PowerShot G15 for the compact crown.