Some Olympus XZ-1 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Olympus XZ-1 on Amazon “At 100 ISO the images are crisp across the frame (even wide open)”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “If I make the comparison with the S100, yes the S100 also produces great images and in some cases shows extra detail.”. Anthony W. Phillips mentioned in his review on Amazon “OlympusXZ1 good images”.
Several customers agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Andy Doss mentioned “HOT PIXELS - not just little dead pixels, big red ones” in his Olympus XZ-1 review but in spite of that he rated this digital camera 3 stars. Laza gave it a very good review and said in their Olympus XZ-1 review on Amazon “In high resolution”. M. Gobel said on Amazon “Lovely screen for shooting” and scored the Olympus XZ-1 very highly.
A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Bomble scored it 4 stars and said on Amazon “It excels indoors in low light; it produces wonderful atmospheric outdoor shots (albeit without a powerful zoom)”. Six years ago Hamilton414 mentioned on Amazon “I also used the special low light setting in some naturally lit italian churches” in their review of the Olympus XZ-1.
Several Olympus XZ-1 owners wrote in their reviews that the Olympus XZ-1 had a good ISO range. Grover Netzer mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The same scene on the XZ-1 (400 ISO) was more detailed, sharper”. Jim Orr scored it 4 stars and he wrote “If only prints were required I would be happy to use a faster ISO”. Laza wrote “Even in ISO 400 there's some noticeable noise”.
One customer reckoned that the Olympus XZ-1 had a good image sensor. R. Davidge said “The quality of the lens and sensor is so good that one would not know that maximum zoom is digital (not available in i-auto mode”.