With an f/1.8 Zuiko lens, raw shooting and a 10-million-pixel sensor, the Olympus XZ-1 looks like it will give the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 a run for its money
- 10-million-effective-pixel CCD sensor
- Seven frames per second
- ISO 100-6400
- 1280x 720 HD video
- 28-112mm equivalent f/1.8 zoom lens
- Street price around £400
Olympus XZ-1 review – Introduction
Last year was a great one for high-end compact cameras. Canon released the PowerShot G12, Nikon the Coolpix P7000, Samsung the EX1 and Panasonic the Lumix DMC-LX5, winner of the AP High-end Compact of the Year award.
Not to be outdone, Olympus released details of its forthcoming compact, the Olympus XZ-1, which features an 28-112mm (equivalent) f/1.8 Zuiko lens. The camera was officially announced in January this year, at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, and its specification will certainly turn a few heads.