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Questions :

Question :
What does a Neutral Density ( ND ) filter do?

Answer:
If you turn on the Neutral Density filter function, you can block the amount of light by changing the shutter speed or aperture value to 3 steps using the built-in Neutral Density filter.

The Neutral Density filter will be effective when you shoot pictures with blurred background by opening the aperture of the camera in extremely bright conditions. You can also express the streams of water with the slow shutter speed.

For example, if you set the Neutral Density filter in an environment that takes pictures with 1/250 shutter speed, you can take pictures with 1/30 shutter speed without changing the aperture value. ( The brightness of your image will be left unchanged ).

The Neutral Density filter can be set to On or Off in the live control.

  1. Press the button to display the live control. Use the Updown to select the ND filter.
  2. Use Left Right to select ND Filter On, and then push the button.


Question :
How do I take a picture that is compiled and layered with multiple pictures? [ Multi Exposure ]

Answer:
The Multiple Exposure Mode allows you to combine two frames of images and save as a single frame.
For taking pictures with multiple exposure, select Multi. Exposure Multi. Exposure in SCN ( scene mode ).

How to take pictures with Multiple Exposure Mode:

  1. Take the first image that will be the base of the combined picture. The image will be saved and displayed in the background.
    If you would like to shoot the first image again, press the [ MENU ] button and press the shutter button again.
  2. With the first frame in the background, position the camera for the second frame and press the shutter button.
    The two images are combined and saved to the memory card.
Multi. Exposure
Tip :
How to shoot the first image again:
Press the [ MENU ] button to delete the image taken just before.

Question :
How do I take pictures without the AF illuminator?

Answer:
When taking pictures in low light situations where auto focus is difficult, the AF illuminator on the front of the camera emits red light when the shutter button is pressed halfway down, to assist the camera focus.

AF illuminator

The default AF illuminator setting is On. For taking pictures without this function, set the AF illuminator to Off in the menu setting.

How to change the AF illuminator setting
Press the [ Menu ] button. In custom menu ( Custom Menu ), select AF and set AF Illuminat. to On or Off.

Question :
What differentiates the XZ-10 from the XZ-2?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
XZ-10 XZ-2
Effective Pixels 12 million pixels
Image Sensor 1 / 2.3", CMOS 1 / 1.7", CMOS
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx. 920,000 dots, TFT color LCD 
Touch panel
3.0 inches, Approx. 920,000 dots, TFT color LCD 
Touch panel ( adjustable )
iHS Available
Optical Zoom 5 x 4 x
Digital Tele Converter Not available 2 x 
Super-Resolution Zoom 2 x Not available
Focal Length 4.7mm - 23.5mm
( 26 mm - 130 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography )
6 mm - 24 mm
( 28 mm - 112 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography )
ISO Auto: ISO 100 - 6400
( Customizing is possible, Default setting: ISO 100 - 1600 )
Manual: ISO 100 - 6400
Auto: ISO 100 - 12800
( Customizing is possible, Default setting: ISO 100 - 1600 )
Manual: ISO 100 - 12800
Aperture
( f-number )
F 1.8 (W) -  2.7 (T) F 1.8 (W) - 2.5 (T)
File Format RAW、JPEG、JPEG+RAW
Image Size 
( Still Pictures )
RAW: 3968 x 2976
JPEG: 3968 x 2976 - 640 x 480
Image Size(Movie) Full HD: 1920 x 1080
HD: 1280 x 720
HS120: 1280 x 720, 120fps
HS240: 432 x 324, 240fps
Full HD: 1920 x 1080
HD: 1280 x 720
Art Filter 11 art filters
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line
Art filter variation and 5 art effects available
Bracketing AE BKT AE BKT
WB ( White Balance ) BKT
FL ( Flash ) BKT
ISO BKT
ART ( Art Filter ) BKT
Level Gauge Not available Available ( 2-axis )
AF Illuminator Available
Live Guide Available
Camera Grip Not removable Removable
( packaged with the camera or sold separately )
Accessory Port Not available Available
Hot Shoe Not available Available
Lever Not available Available
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards (UHS-I compatible)
(128 MB - 128 GB)
Eye-Fi card, FlashAir
Battery Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
( LI-50B )
Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
( LI-90B )
Number of storable pictures Approx. 240 Approx. 310
Dimensions 102.4 mm (W) x 61.1 mm (H) x 34.3 mm (D) / 4.0" (W) x 2.4" (H) x 1.4" (D) 113.0 mm (W) x 65.4 mm (H) x 48.0 mm (D) / 4.4" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.9" (D)
Weight
( Battery and Media Card Included )
221g  346g
Color Black 
White
Brown
Black
White
Software OLYMPUS Viewer 3 OLYMPUS Viewer 2
Release Date February 2013 October 2012
Refer to the Product's Page XZ-10 XZ-2
Product Comparison Page XZ-10 / XZ-2
Tips:
You can also compare other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What additional items are packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- XZ-10 camera
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- USB cable ( CB-USB8 )
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- Strap
- Stylus pen
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM:
  OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction manual
- Warranty Card

Question :
What are the compression rates and size of the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
【 Still pictures 】
The following table shows the approximate values when shooting still pictures in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
Record Mode Number of Pixels Compression Rate File Format File Size (Approx.) Number of storable pictures
39 MB Internal Memory 4GB SD Card
RAW 3968 x 2976 - ORF 18.5 MB 2 200
L
(Large)
SF
(SuperFine)
1/2.7 JPEG 8.8 MB 4 430
F
(Fine)
1/4 6.1 MB 6 620
N
(Normal)
1/8 3.3 MB 11 1,160
B
(Basic)
1/12 2.3 MB 16 1,630
M
(Middle)
SF 3200 x 2400 1/2.7 5.9 MB 6 640
F 1/4 4.2 MB 9 920
N 1/8 2.3 MB 17 1,650
B 1/12 1.7 MB 23 2,270
SF 2560 x 1920 1/2.7 4.0 MB 9 960
F 1/4 2.8 MB 13 1,360
N 1/8 1.7 MB 23 2,310
B 1/12 1.3 MB 31 3,060
SF 1920 x 1440 1/2.7 2.0 MB 19 1,910
F 1/4 1.4 MB 28 2,780
N 1/8 0.7 MB 57 5,570
B 1/12 0.5 MB 83 8,170
SF 1600 x 1200 1/2.7 1.4 MB 28 2,720
F 1/4 1.0 MB 41 3,950
N 1/8 0.5 MB 81 7,660
B 1/12 0.3 MB 114 11,140
S
(Small)
SF 1280 x 960 1/2.7 0.9 MB 43 4,220
F 1/4 0.6 MB 62 6,130
N 1/8 0.3 MB 119 11,140
B 1/12 0.3 MB 167 15,320
SF 1024 x 768 1/2.7 0.6 MB 66 6,450
F 1/4 0.4 MB 96 9,430
N 1/8 0.2 MB 179 17,510
B 1/12 0.2 MB 251 24,520
SF 640 x 480 1/2.7 0.3 MB 157 15,320
F 1/4 0.2 MB 209 20,430
N 1/8 0.1 MB 359 30,650
B 1/12 0.1 MB 503 40,870

Note:
- The same image (Olympus' standard image) is used to calculate the number of storable pictures and file size in each mode.
- The number of storable pictures depends on the image quality, the type of memory card or whether print reservation is enabled. The number of remaining pictures on the LCD may not change even when a picture is taken or deleted.
- The number of storable pictures in this table differs from the number of remaining pictures displayed on the LCD. This table shows the approximate number, but the camera shows the maximum (up to 9999).
【 Movies 】
Record Mode Image Size Frame Rate
( Frames per Second )
Storable Recording Time
4 GB SD Card
Full HD  1920 x 1080
( 16:9 )
30 fps 26 min. 46 sec. ( with sound )
29 min. 6 sec. ( without sound )
HD  1280 x 720
( 16:9 )
48 min. 58 sec. ( with sound )
57 min. 23 sec. ( without sound )
HS 120fps  1280 x 720
( 16:9 )
120 fps -
21 min. 50 sec. ( without sound )
HS 240fps  432 x 324
( 4:3 )
240 fps -
32 min. 23 sec. ( without sound )
Regarding the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.
- When recording in Full HD and HD format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
- When recording in HS 120fps and HS 240fps format, the maximum recording time per movie is 20 seconds.
Note:
Depending on the memory card, the recording may stop without recording to the maximum time.
A Speed Class 6 SD or SDHD card is recommended for HD movie recording.
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( XZ-Series )

Question :
What type of memory card can I use with this model?

Answer:
This model is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi and Flash Air cards.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( XZ-Series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can find the manual online. You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


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