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Olympus XZ-10

£279.00
£214.79 £64 cheaper than 56 days ago
Olympus XZ-10
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A classic and top-value compact digital camera, with good features
Compact 12MP 5x Yes Nov 2013
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Olympus XZ-10 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Olympus XZ-10 number 242 in best selling cameras and number 253 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
147 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
62
Age
4 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this camera to others. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is easy to use and superior technical features.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Only 4032 x 3024 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

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 everyday photography, ranking number 126 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 128 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 122 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 74% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Olympus XZ-10 Video Reviews

Olympus XZ-10 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar, portablegear.nl, Neocamera.com and techtree.com this camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 143 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 82%. 28 reviewers (75% of all 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 Excellent Product Quality

Eight customers concluded that the product 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…
  • The photos and videos are very good quality…
    Shaz237 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Image quality is good.
  • Image quality has impressed very much (examples to follow when this site allows me.) although looking back…
  • The results so far are very encouraging with good quality pictures…

Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 6,556 expert and user reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two customers who reviewed it 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 Good Technical Features

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Two people who reviewed the Olympus XZ-10 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 customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

12 people said in their reviews 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
  • Sophisticated and Compact…
    Toots (Amazon) - September 2014
  • It is a hybrid camera that is so much better than the normal compact.
  • The size of this camera is that of a compact camera…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 people who bought it wrote that it was able to produce good images and three people agreed that the product had a good picture resolution.

  • A study build and decent image quality makes this a decent camera to own.
    Techtree.com December 2013
  • Shutter speeds; the 1/2.3" sensor does have its limitations…
    Techtree.com December 2013
  • Images are great…
  • Is sensible for a sensor this size…
    IT Crowd (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Is just asking for a blurry image due to camera shake…
    IT Crowd (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Overall, from my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Great for low light and fits right in your pocket…
  • From my initial use the camera appears to be good quality and takes good pictures…
    MJ (Amazon) - August 2015
  • Rarely able to expose correctly or produce sharp usable photos…
    PeteLoaf (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Usability It's extremely easy to take photos with this camera!
    ChrisW (Amazon) - April 2013

Value For Money

Terrific Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £214.79 it is in the cheapest 30% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus XZ-10 and the United Kingdom price of £214.79 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $199.99 (£277.37).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera was released in November 2013.

Features

Only 4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Olympus XZ-10 is 4032 x 3024 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus XZ-10 of only 12MP is in the lowest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Olympus XZ-10's optical zoom of only 5x is in the smallest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus XZ-10 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus XZ-10 of 1.8 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 83% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus XZ-10's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 45% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus XZ-10 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus XZ-10 of 221g is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 47% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus XZ-10 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus XZ-10 of 130mm is in the longest 35% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus XZ-10 of 26mm is in the longest 28% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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2560 X 1920 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus XZ-10 is 2560 x 1920. That's 68% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus XZ-10 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus XZ-10 of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 50% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Olympus XZ-10's digital zoom of only 2x is smaller than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus XZ-10 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus fbaxz10white, olympus xz10ihsblack, olympus xz10white, olympus xz10brown, olympus xz10black

Barcodes:

00050332184886, 04545350043094, 04545350043100, 04545350043117

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