Olympus XZ-2 12MP Digital Camera Priced At $600

The Olympus XZ-2 compact camera features with a 12MP 1/1.7″ back-illumination CMOS sensor to combine the ease-of-use of a point and shoot. The camera also comes with 3-inch touch-screen LCD, the same 28-112mm equivalent F1.8-2.5 lens for more advanced image quality. Check the details specifications below.



Body typeCompact
Max resolution3968 x 2976
Other resolutions2560 x 1920, 1280 x 960
Image ratio w:h4:3
Effective pixels12.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors12.8 megapixels
Sensor size1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto (100 -1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (2)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28 – 112 mm
Optical zoom
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range60 cm (23.62″)
Macro focus range1 cm (.39″)
Number of focus points35
Screen / viewfinder
Screen size3-Inch, 920,000 dots, Touch Screen, Live View
Photography features
Maximum apertureF1.8 – F2.5
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range8.6 m (ISO 800)
External flashYes (via hot-shoe, wireless)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
Continuous driveYes
Self-timerYes (2 or 12 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included55 MB
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini HDMI type-D)
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlYes (Optional RM-UC1)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion Li-90B rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)340
Weight (inc. batteries)346 g (0.76 lb / 12.20 oz)
Dimensions113 x 65 x 48 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 1.89″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes


Additional features include: Easy to use manual controls, in front of the camera flip the switch to controlling zoom or manual focus. There are also 11 Art Filters and 5 Effects, one-touch HD video and an accessory port for flashes and viewfinders and lot more. This camera is available in Amazon for $600 that makes it more expensive than all of its competitors.

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