Olympus now calls its compact cameras STYLUS, it just updated its high-end compact XZ-1 now to be called STYLUS XZ-2. The STYLUS XZ-2 has all the features of the XZ-1 with bumped up 12.0 resolution sensor. The sensor is now powered by the new TruePic VI image processing engine found in the newly updated PEN cameras and OM-D EM-5 . The XZ-2 has the mighty 28-112mm lens with f1.8 to f2.5 achieving the largest opening with an all-arounder focal lengths iZuiko lens. The new exciting addition to this camera is the 3″ tilting touchscreen LCD making this camera truly versatile, feature set and shooting aspects. Olympus learned from its users, so they’ve now included a removable grip found on the right side of the body.
The STYLUS XZ-2 is slated to ship late October in the US and will be sold for $599 (Php 24,xxx). While we wait for this camera, visit the dedicated STYLUS site made by Olympus Japan.
- 12.0 megapixels back-illuminated CMOS sensor (1/1.7″)
- f1.8-2.5 aperture lens
- 28-11mm (35mm equivalent) iZuiko
- TruePic VI image processing engine
- Touch AF / Touchscreen LCD
- 3″ tilting 920k resolution LCD
- 5 FPS continous shooting
- Full-HD video
- Art Filters
- Dual IS image stabilisation
- ISO 100 – 12,800