Olympus XZ-1 Review


Model Name Olympus XZ-1
Model Number XZ-1
Camera Format Mid-Sized
Tripod Mount Yes
Weight 9.7 oz (275 g) includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 in. (111 x 65 x 42 mm)

Image Capture

Image Resolution 3,648 x
Continuous-mode frames/second 2.0
Movie Resolution 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate 30, 30
CCD Sensor (Megapixels) 11.30
CCD Size (inches) 1/1.63
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2
Sensor Type CCD
Effective Megapixels 10


Focal Length (35mm equivalent) 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio 4.00x
Digital Zoom Yes
Digital Zoom Values Up to 4x
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Normal Focus Range 60 cm to Infinity 23.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range 1 - 60 cm 0.4 - 23.6 in
Aperture Range f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8
Optical Zoom 4.6x


LCD Viewfinder Yes
LCD Size (inches) 3.0
LCD Resolution (pixels) 614,000
Max Playback Zoom 10.0x


ISO Settings AUTO: ISO 100 - 800 / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 EV steps, Movie ISO 200 - 1600, Low light ISO 100 - 3200
White Balance Settings Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Underwater Auto, One-Touch
Shutter Speed Range 60 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV) +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes 324-zone Digital ESP, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Aperture Priority Yes
Shutter Priority Yes
Full Manual Exposure Yes
Self Timer 2 or 12 seconds


Internal Flash Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.
Flash Guide Number (Meters) n/a
Ext Flash Connection Hot Shoe

Image Storage

Usable Memory Types SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB) 54.6
Uncompressed Format 12-bit RAW
CCD Raw Format Yes
Movie File Format AVI (Motion JPEG)


Video Out Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL) Yes
External Connections USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection Dedicated Multi-connector; Mini HDMI Type-D, Accessory Port, Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1 Available
Included Software OLYMPUS [ib] software CD-ROM


Battery Form Factor Proprietary Li-50B
Usable Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included 1 x Proprietary Li-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included Yes
CIPA Rating 320
Notes & Features 1/1.63

All Specifications

Type Point and shoot
Features HD Video Recording