Day 1 with my new Olympus XZ-1 camera

My Iphone 4 does a fantastic job at snapping shots to instantly share to the web, and my Canon 60D is a superb camera ut the iPhone 4 is a bit more limited than I’d like, and the 60D and my lenses are just too bulky and heavy to be convenient to carry with me at all times, so for a while now I’ve wanted a “serious” compact camera that can give me much of the quality and control of my DSLR, but with the ability to live in my bag so it’s almost always with me…

I pondered and deliberated and researched for, very literally, months; trying to pin down a camera that struck the right balance of size, performance, control and price, top of the list were the very popular Canon S95, its main competition Panasonic’s DMC-LX5 – and one of the newest challengers to the crown, the Olympus XZ-1.

I finally settled on the latter.

aside from the raw tech specs of the argument it was handling and user interface which was the final note it sung to convince me the XZ-1 was for me, everything you really need to do is easy, intuitive and relatively quick.Oh, and It takes a very very nice photo ;)

I expect the XZ-1 will be a very popular bit of kit

(If you can’t see the embedded Slideshow above, you can see it here; http://www.flickr.com/photos/blunty/sets/72157626590886969/show/

You may also like...

2 Responses

  1. Lance says:

    Hello there.

    How does the screen on this camera perform? I’ve heard it looks gorgeous but has bad viewing angles.