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Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Announced, Comes with Fast f/1.8-2.7 Lens
By Michael Low & Alvin Soon - on 31 Jan 2013, 11:12am

Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Announced, Comes with Fast f/1.8-2.7 Lens

Olympus has announced the Stylus XZ-10, an enthusiast compact camera with a fast f/1.8-2.7 i.Zuiko Digital lens and 5x optical zoom (26-130mm in 35mm equivalent). The camera comes with a 1/2.3" 12MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor and the TruePic image processing engine, as well as the AF system designed for the Olympus PEN series.

The XZ-10 comes with a touch-screen and Touch AF Shutter, but unlike the XZ-2 the screen cannot tilt. The camera also comes with a control ring and Fn (Function) button. With a Toshiba FlashAir SD memory card, it can transfer images wirelessly to an Android or iPhone using the Olympus Ol.Share app.

The XZ-10 can also be 'dressed up' in silicon jackets sold separately

Compared to the flagship compact XZ-2, the XZ-10 is more compact with a 40% smaller volume and is lighter by 125g. The sensor is smaller, but the focal length is slightly wider and longer, with 5x zoom compared to 4x. Lens speed is comparatively similar, with f/1.8-2.7 compared to the XZ-2's f/1.8-2.5. Battery life is weak, the XZ-10 can only shoot approx. 240 images with one charge.

The Olympus Stylus XZ-10 will launch in March with a retail price of £349.99.

The Olympus XZ-10 Compared

  Olympus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-2
Aperture f/1.8(W)-2.7(T) f/1.8(W)-2.5(T)
Focal Length (35mm equiv.) 26-130mm 28-112mm
Optical Zoom 5x 4x
Megapixels 12MP 12MP
Sensor Size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Max. Video Resolution 1080/30fps with stereo 1080/30fps with stereo
Battery Life (by CIPA) 240 images 340 images
Dimensions 102 x 61 x 34mm 113 x 65 x 48mm
Weight 221g 346g