Olympus XZ-1 Digital Camera -the Pros and Cons of this Camera Long awaited by photographers everywhere, the much-heralded Olympus XZ-1 has finally arrived. Before the release of the compact XZ-1, we were being told that it is a high-quality digital camera that is feature-loaded for a photographer with some experience in photography but easy enough for even a newcomer to photography to use with just a little learning curve. We'll let you know in this report if the XZ-1 is as good as its pre-release press made it out to be. The XZ-1 comes equipped with Viewer 2, which is a robust software program that works with either PC or Mac computers. This way you can easily download and edit your photos on your computer. In addition to being able to use audio dubbing and background music when creating a slideshow, there are several things you can do with this software. You can transform the photos you take almost entirely, by doing things such as adjusting the color balance and sharpness. Furthermore, you have the ability to crop, rotate and resize the pictures. Therefore, even supposing the XZ-1 is made to simplify the act of taking terrific photos, you still have an opportunity to change anything you want in the future. There were some debates on our end about what all to include about The 2012 Features for Digital Cameras for Kids. We are not sure if our other material will be out when this reaches you, so be sure to check our site for more information. The web has such an amazing amount of content on it that you are sure to find much more. Everything you can find out will be of service to you in some way, and maybe that will be in the far off future; but that is all right. Do not deprive your self of the ability to create the best decision environment because that is the most intelligent thing you can do. When it comes to digital cameras, the Olympus XZ-1 ranks at the top of the list for advanced features in the "point and shoot" category. It's not difficult to find a digital camera that automatically adjusts its settings to fit the conditions in which you are shooting. Functions such as shutter speed, focus, low light detection, and aperture are some examples. Being an innovative company, Olympus designed the XZ-1 to be a lot more feature-packed and sophisticated than the many other digital cameras in the marketplace that are priced for those with limited means, students, or newcomers to digital photography. Granted, the XZ-1 is clearly an easy-to-use point and shoot camera that has many automatic functions, but Olympus has bundled it with a "very bright" iZukio advanced lens as well as other advanced features that one generally doesn't find in any point and shoot camera. If the longevity of your battery life is important to you, you may want to think twice before
getting the Olympus XZ-1 because of this issue. Capable of taking 300 pictures or more, the battery life is actually quite adequate. Recharging the battery can take up to three hours, so you should plan your sessions carefully, as you don't want to run out of power just before a great shot. You should know that replacement batteries are not cheap, so keep this in mind when looking for a camera that has an inadequate battery life. Replacement batteries are simply part of having a digital camera, and the battery life on the XZ-1 is definitely well above most standards in this industry. Whatever conditions you find yourself shooting in, I'm sure you realize by now, based on this review, that the Olympus XZ-1 can handle just about anything. The compact size combined with the surprisingly fast lens makes this an innovative digital camera. On the other hand, it's priced at a point that might make it less attractive to those just starting out with photography. The XZ-1 has a lot to offer, and whether it's right for you depends on whether or not you need a digital camera of this caliber.
Published on Feb 13, 2013