Digital cameras have come a long way in recent years, and the Olympus XZ-1 Digital Camera is an impressive release by a company known for its high quality and innovative cameras. Novices and experienced photographers will enjoy the features that come with this easy to use compact digital camera. We’ll research the shortcomings and the benefits of the XZ-1 to see if it will fit your needs.
The ability to take wonderful pictures in almost any situation is easy when using the great variety of scene modes, eighteen to be exact that come with the Olympus XZ-1. Greater control is gained when using some of the more atypical modes on the XZ-1 in addition to the more familiar landscape, portrait, and sport modes. Multi Exposure, for example, gives you the ability to combine two separate images into one photo. You could use photography software to do this, including Photoshop, but you can create it easily using the XZ-1. In order to fix things such as problem skin you can use e-Portrait which allows you to alter pictures after you take them. The XZ-1 is a great way help things look better than they are in person! One of the most important aspects of a camera is how well it reproduces color, and the XZ-1 performs very well in this area. You will discover that the colors are bright and realistic in a variety of shooting situations. The skin tones come out nicely when shooting people, which makes this a camera that can be used effectively for modeling or promotional videos. Over time, you will learn which mode to use to achieve the highest quality shot. The amount of light and your subject, be it a landscape, person, or object will determine the camera setting.
For those of you that need long battery life with your camera, the Olympus XZ-1 does not provide this particular feature. For instance, this camera can take about 300 pictures before you will need to swap batteries or have to recharge it. The battery will take about three hours to charge so keep this in mind when purchasing this camera. You should know that replacement batteries are not cheap, so keep this in mind when looking for a camera that has an inadequate battery life. However, when looking at most other cameras in comparison to the XZ-1, it has quite a good battery life. Whatever conditions you find yourself shooting in, I’m sure you realize by now, based on this review, that the Olympus XZ-1 can handle just about anything. The Olympus XZ-1 is a state-of-the-art digital camera with a super fast lens and an easy to handle compact size. Even so, you may find it a little bit pricey for your needs if you are new to digital photography. Only you can decide if this feature-packed digital camera is right for you. If you need a camera of this caliber, then it’s a good choice.