- 4X iZUIKO Zoom Lens
- 28MM Equivalent Wide Lens
- IHS Technology
- 12MP High Sensitivity BSI CMOS Sensor
- TRUEPIC VI
- Backlight HDR
XZ-2 Stylus Digital Camera Features:
Point. Shoot. Be amazed.
Combine the ease-of-use of a point and shoot with the image quality of a more advanced camera and you get the Olympus XZ-2. This premium compact helps you push the creative envelope with an arsenal of amazing technology. A super-fast f1.8 iZuiko lens and a large, high-sensitivity BSI (Backside-Illuminated) CMOS Sensor help capture brilliant low light shots. Experienced photographers will love how the XZ-2's full manual controls are effortless to access and use. Feed your creative side with 11 Art Filters and 5 Effects, one-touch HD video and an accessory port for flashes and viewfinders. The XZ-2. Pro features packed in one awesomely creative compact.
4X iZUIKO Zoom Lens
Based on the standards of Olympus DSLR lenses, with the XZ-2's 4x wide-angle optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, you can get close to the action. But due to the F1.8 lens it allows for shallower depth of field than most compact point and shoot cameras.
28MM Equivalent Wide Lens
All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 4x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 28mm Equivalent Wide-Angle Lens lets you capture group shots and breathtaking panoramas.
The powerful TruePic VI, SLR-quality Image Processor and a cutting edge BSI CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance and blazing autofocus speed. These are combined with enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition and super-resolution zoom.
This family of technologies conquers challenging shooting conditions with improved light condensing efficiency, less noise and quick response time - twice as fast as traditional cameras - for definitively unmatched image quality.
12MP High Sensitivity BSI CMOS Sensor
An amazing 12 million pixels in the High-Sensitivity, High-Speed BSI CMOS sensor deliver unmatched image quality with less noise and improved image detail, especially in low-light situations.
High Quality, Newly Designed User Interface
The new design of the XZ-2's interface takes full advantage of the 3-in., 920,000-pixel VGA display. Menu navigation is made easier with a sleek and easy-to-see design.
The XZ-2 pairs a high sensitivity 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with the TruePic VI Image Processor to produce clear and colorful photos. The image processor is noted for accurate natural color, true-to-life flesh tones, brilliant blue skies and precise tonal expression; it also lowers image noise in photos shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light situations.
Shooting into backlight typically results in washed out, overly bright images. Backlight HDR Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image.
The XZ-2 provides DSLR quality low light photos with an increased ISO sensitivity to 12,800.
The XZ-2 also features an AF illuminator to make it simple to focus in low-light situations.
Low Light Mode
The XZ-2 has an easily accessible built-in pop-up flash to illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red-eye and fill in dark areas.
3 Inch Swivel Touch LCD
Capture your shots instantly with the XZ-2's FAST AF and responsive touch screen. Just touch the screen to focus on your subject and release the shutter. Whether composing still images or HD videos, photographers will appreciate the XZ-2's sharp 3.0-inch tilt and touch LCD to frame and show off still images and High Definition (HD) movies. The LCD displays 920,000 dots in vivid color, reproduces colors and shades more accurately with deeper black tones.
The XZ-2 includes a port for accessories including Flashes, MAL-1 Macro light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter set and VF-2 or VF-3 detachable electronic viewfinders.
Hybrid Control Ring And Customization
The XZ-2 is equipped with the world's first hybrid control ring, built around the lens, which allows users to easily assign function settings to their preferences as well as switch between analog and digital operation of the ring. The digital operation provides a solid click on controls, whereas the analog operation offers a smooth, gliding feeling. When the Fn 2 lever next to the lens is placed downward, the ring around the lens switches to analog control so it can be used as a focus or a zoom ring. If the lever is placed at an angle, the ring around the lens switches to digital control to change exposure-related settings quickly and easily. This feature enables fine-tuning of the focus in macro, composition selection when shooting, and exposure adjustment all without looking away from subjects.
11 Art Filters With 5 Art Effects
Express your creativity with special effects for your photos & HD Videos. Olympus' Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new an unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious.
1080P Full HD Movie With Art Filters
The XZ-2's easy-to-reach record button on the back of the camera body makes recording videos a breeze. Add style and artistic flair to your moves with Olympus Art Filters and Effects.
For easy photo and video playback on your HDTV. The XZ-2 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the XZ-2 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.
Dual IS Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
Multi-Motion Movie IS
Corrects blur for slow and large movement caused by physically moving while shooting movies.
Olympus Image Share: Compatible With Flashair, EYE FI, SDXC
Share images to your Smart Device. Olympus allows for the usage of PENPAL BlueTooth Device, Eye-Fi Card or the new Flash Air media card. Check out the Olympus smartphone apps.
Various Bracketing Ability
Bracketing functions allow you the flexibility to focus on the type of shot you want and view it in different ways so you can choose the best shot.
Continuous Shooting Function
Never miss a moment. With 5fps high-speed continuous shooting, capture the perfect shot by taking a sequence of images all at once.
Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject's complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits.
In-Camera Slideshow With Sound
Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The XZ-2's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more.
The XZ-2's Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them - before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc.
With the XZ-2 you are in full control of all functions and imaging decisions - with split-second accuracy. Live Control, an advanced control panel system, allows you to see the image and the controls all at once. Whether using full manual control or all the automatic features, first-time users will feel like pros, and pros will create still images or videos that continue to push their own boundaries of creativity.
XZ-2 Stylus Digital Camera Specifications:
- Product type: Compact Digital Camera
SD Memory Card
(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible)
Eye-Fi, Flash Air
Internal Memory (39MB)
- Screen size: 7.341mm (H) x 5.506mm (V)
Image Pickup Unit
- Product type: 1/1.7 inch CMOS Sensor
- Effective Pixels number: 12 million pixels
- Total no. of pixels: Approx. 12.76 million pixels
- Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
- Filter Array: Primary color filter (RGB)
- Structure: 11 elements in 8 groups
- Aspheric: 6 sides
6.0mm to 24.0mm
28mm to 112mm (35mm equivalent)
- Maximum aperture: 1.8-2.5
- Optical zoom: 4x
- Digital Tele Converter: 2x
W: 5cm to infinity, T: 20cm to infinity
Super Macro: 1cm to 60cm, Wide-angle edge fixing
- Recording Format: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
- File Format: RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording Image Size:
[RAW] 3968 x 2976 pixels
[JPEG] 3968 x 2976 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
RAW: 3968 x 2976(V) 19.3MB
Set1(LF): 3968(H)x2976(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.9 6.4MB
Set2(LN): 3968(H)x2976(V(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7 3.4MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1 1.7MB
Set4(SN): 1280(H)x960(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1 0.3MB
- System: Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
IS1:2 dimensional activation
IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving
IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving
Optional Electronic Viewfinder, VF-2, VF-3
Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.92x *5 - 1.15x *6 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
*5: at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3)
*6: at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)
Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 - +2m-1
Available with Live Preview function button *7
*7: custom function
Selectable: Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal
2-axis level gauge; horizontal / vertical
- Finder Style: Selectable from 3 types
Brightness control/Color temperature:
+7 levels and -7 levels / +7 levels and -7 levels
- Type: Image Sensor type
- Field of view: 100%
- Display Mode: Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode (4 types), Histogram Mode, Off
- Monitor information: Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Set, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area, Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi status, Digital Teleconverter, Battery check
- Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
3.0-inch tilting monitor *8
*8: Approx. 920k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel
Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 50 degrees
- Brightness control/Color temperature: ±7levels / ±7 levels
- Color setting: Vivid / Natural
- AF: Imager AF
Single AF (S-AF)
Super Macro Mode
Continuous AF (C-AF)
AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Manual Focus (MF)
- Advance AF: Only available in movie mode
Face priority AF/Eye Detect:
Eye Detect AF: OFF
Near side eye priority mode
Right side eye priority mode
Left side eye priority mode
Focusing point/Focusing point selection:
35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target
25-area multiple AF / All target, Single target
- AF Illuminator: Available
Manual Focus Assist:
Live view image is magnified when the Control ring is rotated. (at MF mode)
- AF Tracking: Available
Exposure Control (Still)
Digital ESP metering
Center weighted average metering
Spot metering with highlight control
Spot metering with shadow control
- Target frame linkage light measurement: Available
EV 0 - 20
(Digital ESP metering, Center weighted average metering, Spot metering)
(At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
(2) P: Program AE
(3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE
(5) M: Manual
(6) Scene select AE
(7) Art Filter
Scene Select AE:
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait,Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multiple Exposure, Beach & Snow, Underwater - Wide, Underwater - Macro, HDR
AUTO: ISO 100 - 12800 (customizable, Default 100-1600)
Manual: ISO 100 - 12800, 1/3 EV steps
- Exposure Compensation Range: ±3 EV in 1/3 EV steps
- AE lock: Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1)
- Product type: Lens shutter
1/2000 - 60 sec.
Bulb: default setting 16min.
- Flash intensity control method: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
- Built-in flash: Available
Red-eye reduction slow sync.
Full,1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128.
- Flash intensity control: Up to ±3 EV in 0.3 EV step
- Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
- Color Temperature: 5500±400°K
- Gno.: 5.2(Type)
- Flash working range: W:0.6-11.1m(ISO1600) T:0.6-8.5m(ISO1600)
- External Flash control mode: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Wireless Flash Control
- Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
- Control type: Built-in flash
- External Flash intensity type: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
- Channel No.: 4ch
- Group No.: 4ch, 4Groups (External flash : 3group and a Built-in flash)
Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, High-speed shooting, BKT, Self-timer
- Sequential shooting maximum speed: 5frame/sec
- Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting: 200 frames
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
- Wireless remote control: Not Available
2 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing:
3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
- Flash bracketing: 3 frames (0.3, 0.7, 1EV step selectable)
- ISO bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3, 0.7 steps selectable
- Art Filter bracketing: Art Filter selectable (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone)
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Light Tone ( - / d.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I, II / b.c.d.e.)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effec
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
- Recording format: MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording - 18Mbp, Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p(29.97 fps) Recording - 9Mbp, Aspect 16:9
- Maximum Recording Time: Full HD: 29min, HD: 29min
IS for Movie:
OK/Shifting electronic image
(so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
- AE Lock: Available
Exposure Control (Movie):(1) iAuto
(2) P: Program AE
(3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE
(5) M: Manual
(6) C1: Custom1 AE
(7) C2: Custom2 AE
(8) SCN: SCN AE
(9) Art Filter: ART Filter AE
* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 seconds
- File Size: MOV Format : Max 4GB
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
- Mic/Speaker: Stereo/Mono
Wind Noise Reduction, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Maximum Recording Time:
Picture with Sound: 4sec.
Movie: depends on Movie Recording Time
Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation:
±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis
* Except for Custom WB
Preset white balance:
7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K):
CWB (Kelvin setting):
1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.
- One-touch white balance: 2 custom settings can be registered
- Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
- Mode: Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Art Filters
- Gradation: Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]
- Adjustment Parameter: 4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
- Filter Effect: Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
- at High ISO setting: Off, Low, Standard, High
at Slow shutter speed:
Off, On, Auto
Auto: effective when shutter speed is slower than 1/2 sec.
- Number of picture/Functions: 2 frames / Auto gain, Live View
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1
RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data
JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
- Detection: 2-axis
One push Tele-converter
- One push Tele-converter: x2
Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25 frames), Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
*Slideshow: Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable. (Still)
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
39 languages selectable:
Japanese, English, French, Germany, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Czech, Danish, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese(por), Portuguese(bra), Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Serbian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Malay, Thai, Hebrew
Reset & custom setting
- Custom mode: 2 settings recordable
RAW development, Gradation auto, Red-eye fix, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Post recording
RAW picture editing:
RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Aspect, Black & White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait
- Erasing function: Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)
Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
- Print function: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
USB/Video/Remote Controller connector:
[USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable.]
- HDMI: Micro HDMI (Type-D)
- Flash attachment: Hot shoe
[Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1.]
- PC interface: USB2.0 Hi-Speed
HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound)
- Battery: Li-90B Li-ion battery (included)
- Power battery holder: Not Available
- AC/DC Adapter: F-3AC
- Sleep mode: Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
- No. of recordable pictures (with 50% flash light): 310 shots
113mm (W) x 65.4mm (H) x 48mm (D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
[CIPA with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
0 - +40°C (operation) / -20 - +60°C (storage)
30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
- Splash proof: No
- Material: Metal
Super control panel
Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning, Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP
Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
- XZ-2 Stylus Digital Camera
- Lens cap
- USB Multi cable
- Shoulder strap
- CD-ROM (OLYMPUS Viewer2)
- Instruction manual
- Warranty card