18 Apr '11, 3am

Our review explains why the Olympus XZ-1 is the fastest lens on the block

Our review explains why the Olympus XZ-1 is the fastest lens on the block

According to Olympus' website, the 'X' in 'XZ-1' is a brand new 'Creator' series of cameras, so named to separate it from the rest of Olympus' compact cameras. And stand out from the rest it does, with a list of impressive credentials. It has a 1/1.63" CCD sensor, which is larger than usual for a compact. For comparisons' sake, the popular Canon Powershot S95 uses a 1/1.7" sensor. Coincidentally, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 also uses a 1/1.63" CCD sensor. The XZ-1 also has fully manual controls, as well as an accessory port equal to those found on the PEN E-P2 and E-PL1 . This latter means that the XZ-1 can use whatever accessories its bigger brothers can. And the most exciting feature about the XZ-1 must be its f/1.8-2.5 i.Zuiko Digital lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28-112mm, which makes it the first compact with a Zuiko lens and the fastest glass that can b...

Full article: http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/product-guide/view/156185/...

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