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In additional Stylus XZ-2 was introduced by Olympus in September 2012. It belongs to the enthusiast Compacts category.
Olympus is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Olympus.
Also Stylus XZ-2 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 7 x 6 mm² (0.29″ x 0.22″).
The Stylus XZ-2’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 12 megapixel. This resolution is far below average.
The Olympus supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Olympus’s RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
|Sensor area||7.44 x 5.58mm²
(0.29″ x 0.22″)
|Resolution (physical)||13.00 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||12.00 megapixel|
|Pixel size||3.50 µm²|
|Focal length (min)||28mm|
|Focal length (max)||112mm|
The Stylus XZ-2 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera’s display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.
The Stylus XZ-2’s shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 60s.
The highest shutter speed of the Olympus is just 1/2000s. That’s no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.
|Max. shutter speed||1/2000s|
|Min. shutter speed||60s|
The Stylus XZ-2’s sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 12800 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||12800 ISO|
The Stylus XZ-2 supports all general exposure modes.
The Olympus allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The Stylus XZ-2’s auto focus processor uses 35 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. with low contrast subjects).
Manual focus is also possible with the Olympus, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The Stylus XZ-2 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 9m (29 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.
The Stylus XZ-2 display has a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 0.92 megapixel.
The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.
Stylus XZ-2 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.
ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||1920 x 1080 pixel|
|…with frame rates||30 frames/second|
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
Built-in wireless connectivity is not available with the Olympus. You will need appropriate accessories to wirelessly transfer images between camera and smartphone.
Connect the Olympus to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Olympus supports USB 2.0.
The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Olympus Stylus XZ-2 has a LI-90B LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 340 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The Stylus XZ-2’s battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||340 photos|
The Olympus Stylus XZ-2’s dimensions are 113 x 65 x 48mm³. (4.4″ x 2.6″ x 1.9″). This includes the lens. The camera’s weight is a reasonable 374 grams (12.1 oz.), lens included.
Here is front and top view of the Stylus XZ-2:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The Stylus XZ-2 is not much bigger:
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