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Olympus Stylus XZ-10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the responsiveness and lens. The portability and design also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the battery and flash. There are some mixed comments about the sensor.

performance, design, portability, lens, responsiveness

features, screen, flash, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 72 reviews)

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Olympus XZ-10 iHS Review


The Stylus XZ-10 sports Olympus's top features and hardware, giving the user higher image quality and performance than ever before. Built to perform better than most compact digicams, Olympus succeeded in producing a compact digital camera with very...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Command Dial and Hybrid Control Ring allow for fast and simple manual control ; Excellent image quality ; Image Stabilization keeps...

Weak pop-up flash unit ; Flash makes it tough to hold camera with 2 hands ; Poor battery life ; No external charging unit

The Stylus XZ-10 sports Olympus's top features and hardware, giving the user higher image quality and performance than ever before. Built to perform better than most compact digicams, Olympus succeeded in producing a compact digital camera with very...

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Great point and shoot camera


Nice camera. Great for low light and fits right in your pocketAbout me... Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Size, Filters and picture quality

Pop up flash location

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Olympus Stylus XZ-10 review


At first glance the Olympus Stylus XZ-10 looks like a shrunken-down version of the comapny's top-spec XZ-2 compact. But it's both more and less than that: this middling advanced compact is a curious mix of high-spec - thanks to raw capture and the...

Small size, wide aperture lens, decent build quality, physical control ring around lens, raw file capture has its uses, often good quality from small sensor size, built-in ND filter

Lens introduces visible softness, white balance can be off, some issues with lens column not retracting, reflective LCD screen, sensor-shift stabilisation doesn't benefit preview

Slender and stylish, the XZ-10 leaves a good first impression - but the trim design not only cuts the fat compared to the top-spec XZ-2, it also pulls back on some of the more advanced features more commonly associated with an advanced compact. There's...


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Olympus XZ-10 review


Will this make the ideal pocket snapper?

Touchscreen ; Art filters ; f/1.8 lens

Occasional slow processing times ; General metering sometimes fails

The premium compact camera market is one that is packed with some serious competition, but the Olympus XZ-10 more than holds its own against most of the competition.

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Olympus XZ-10


Why has Olympus put a standard size sensor in an enthusiast compact?

Fast AF performance ; Excellent f/1.8 to 2.7 aperture ; Very responsive touchscreen

Small sensor means so-so ISO performance ; Average video quality ; Screen very reflective

The camera features a 3-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 920k-dots. It’s touch sensitive, too, so allows for touch focus and touch shutter should you prefer.

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Olympus XZ-10


With great features like a fast f/1.8 lens and slow-motion video, the XZ-10 will win the hearts of photographers who want a pocketable camera. There are some image quality issues though, and battery life is short.

Wireless flash control ; Impressively low shutter lag times and fast AF ; Art filters and photo montage for fun effects ; Fast f/1.8 lens with rotating ring to change options

Lens exhibits plenty of chromatic aberration ; Short battery life

In sum, the XZ-10 is a very nice pocket-sized camera with lots of advanced features, but it does have some image quality issues that could frustrate advanced photographers.

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Olympus XZ-10 First Look


Sitting just below the Olympus XZ-2, the XZ-10 is aimed at those who demand a high-end, lightweight compact

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-50 B


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes