When it arrived at the beginning of 2011, the Olympus XZ-1 was a very impressive camera. It was also a clear signal that Olympus was gunning for the throne in the advanced compact segment—a throne left vacant by the decline of Canon's formidable G series. The XZ-1 shared the styling, handling, and seriousness of the company's PEN line of Micro Four Thirds cameras, giving it a decidedly upmarket feel.
Now, nearly two years later, the XZ-2 arrives amid a changed landscape.
|Optical Zoom||4 x|
|Digital Zoom||2 x|
|Display Type||articulated touchscreen LCD|
|Display Size||3 in.|