Combine the ease-of-use of a point-and-shoot with the image quality of a more advanced camera and you get the Olympus XZ-2. A super-fast f1.8 iZuiko lens and a large, high-sensitivity BSI (Backside-Illuminated) CMOS Sensor help capture brilliant low light shots. Experienced photographers will love how the XZ-2’s full manual controls are effortless to access and use. The gist? Pro features packed into a creative compact.
The iZuiko f1.8-2.5 6.0-24mm (28-112mm equivalent angle of view in 35mm cameras) digital lens is a 4x compact version of the legendary ZUIKO Digital lenses featured with Olympus DSLRs. With a maximum aperture of f1.8 at wide-angle and f2.5 at telephoto, this lens assures fast shutter speeds for sharp low-light images. This aperture range also allows photographers to take portraits that highlight the subject by defocusing the background, a capability not possible in most compact cameras. The lens is specifically designed for clear, high-quality photographic performance with minimal ghosting or flare.
Here’s a sample of the XZ-2 features:
For easy photo and video playback on your HDTV. The XZ-2 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the XZ-2 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera’s menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.
DUAL IS IMAGE STABILIZATION
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
MULTI-MOTION MOVIE IS
Corrects blur for slow and large movement caused by physically moving while shooting movies.
OLYMPUS IMAGE SHARE: COMPATIBLE WITH FLASHAIR, EYE FI, SDXC
Share images to your Smart Device. Olympus allows for the usage of PENPAL BlueTooth Device, Eye-Fi Card or the new Flash Air media card. Check out the Olympus smartphone apps.
VARIOUS BRACKETING ABILITY
Bracketing functions allow you the flexibility to focus on the type of shot you want and view it in different ways so you can choose the best shot.
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING FUNCTION
Never miss a moment. With 5fps high-speed continuous shooting, capture the perfect shot by taking a sequence of images all at once.
Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject’s complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits.
IN-CAMERA SLIDESHOW WITH SOUND
Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The XZ-2’s enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more.
The XZ-2’s Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them – before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc.