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Olympus XZ-10

£214.79
A classic and good value for money compact camera, good for portrait photography
Compact 12MP 5x Yes Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus XZ-10 Review

Representing very good value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Olympus XZ-10 number 235 across all digital cameras.
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147 Reviews
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Very Good
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
61
Good

Why Has it Scored 62?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is easy to use and good technical features.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Only 4032 x 3024 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the XZ-10 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 118 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 180 in sports photography cameras as well being good for wildlife photography, ranking number 208 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Olympus XZ-10 Video Reviews


Olympus XZ-10 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including Techradar, portablegear.nl, Neocamera.com and techtree.com have rated this Olympus digital camera on average 70 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 143 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 82 out of 100. Over 75% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

Eight customers reckoned that it was good quality.

  • A study build and decent image quality makes this a decent camera to own.
    Techtree.com December 2013
  • Overall, from my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • From my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Great high quality compact, not stunning low light…
  • Image quality is good.
  • The results so far are very encouraging with good quality pictures…
  • The photos and videos are very good quality…
    Shaz237 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Image quality has impressed very much (examples to follow when this site allows me.) although looking back…

Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 6,224 owner and expert reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus XZ-10 was easy to use the menus and two people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use.

  • It is a joy to use and the movie mode is great…
  • Videos are easy to take, no menu option required, just press the red button…
    Shaz237 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Some of the settings can be set via more than one route, (so it's not as instinctive to use than many of the simpler compact cameras) another good reason for reading the manual and taking time to get thoroughly familiar with the controls…
  • You can over-ride the automatic settings by using a simple ring twist to set your own aperture…
  • We use it as a point and shoot camera, however, there are plenty of settings should you have the time…
    Iv (Amazon) - January 2015
  • There are so many "effects" options that it will take a while to be proficient in handling them.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Four people considered that this digital camera had good features.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good battery life.

  • The photos we got before the battery died were excellent-- particularly shots taken in the dark with an extended aperture timer…
  • The battery life could be better…
    Globostrat (Amazon) - October 2014

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners who bought the product agreed that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three people said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Users Report it is a Good Size

12 owners reckoned that it was compact.

  • The premium compact camera market is one that is packed with some serious competition.
  • This camera has lots of features and is great for anyone wanting to take their photography beyond point and shoot whilst retaining much of the convenience of a compact camera…
  • It was heavier too…
    Necati G (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Great high quality compact, not stunning low light…
  • Some of the settings can be set via more than one route, (so it's not as instinctive to use than many of the simpler compact cameras) another good reason for reading the manual…
  • All those features and the lens needed to deliver them means the camera is in the weightier end of the compact category…
  • Great compact camera for enthusiasts…
    ChrisW (Amazon) - April 2013
  • It is a hybrid camera that is so much better than the normal compact.
  • Sophisticated and Compact…
    Toots (Amazon) - September 2014
  • The size of this camera is that of a compact camera…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two owners concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images and four owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £214.79 it is cheaper than 67% of cameras.


Features

Only 4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus XZ-10 has a maximum image resolution of 4032 x 3024 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Olympus XZ-10's sensor megapixels of only 12MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus XZ-10 of 5x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus XZ-10 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus XZ-10 of 1.8 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus XZ-10 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus XZ-10 of 221g is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Olympus XZ-10's closest focusing distance of 0.01m is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus XZ-10 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Olympus XZ-10 of only 2.7 is in the smallest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Olympus XZ-10 of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus XZ-10 has an HDMI port. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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4032 X 3024 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus XZ-10 is 4032 x 3024 pixels. That's 23% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Olympus XZ-10 of only 2x is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus XZ-10 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera has been on the market since January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus xz10ihsblack, olympus xz10black, olympus xz10white
Barcodes 00050332184886, 04545350043094, 04545350043100, 04545350043117

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