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Question :
What differentiates the XZ-2 from the XZ-1?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
XZ-2 XZ-1
Effective pixels 12 million pixels 10 million pixels
Image sensor 1 / 1.7", CMOS 1 / 1.63", CCD
ISO sensitivity 100 - 12800 100 - 6400
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx. 920,000 dots, TFT color LCD
Touch panel ( adjustable )
3.0 inches, Approx. 610,000 dots, OLED
iHS Available Not available
Image processing engine True Pic VI True Pic V
Optical zoom 4 x
Digital zoom
( still pictures ) 
Not available 4 x
Digital Tele Converter 2 x Not available
Focal length 6 mm - 24 mm
( 28 mm - 112 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
Aperture
( f-number ) 
F 1.8 (W) - 2.5 (T)
Movie Full HD movie: 1920 x 1080
HD movie: 1280 x 720
HD movie: 1280 x 720
SD: 640 x 480
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
6 art filters 
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone

Art filter variation and effects not available 
Level Gauge Available ( horizontal / vertical )  Not available
AF Illuminator Available
Live Guide Available
Camera grip Available
( removable, packaged with the camera )
Not available
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
( UHS-I compatible )*1,
Eye-Fi card *2, Flash Air

*1 Class 6 or higher cards are recommended for movie shooting.
*2 Endless mode is not supported.
SD / SDHC / SDXC cards *1

*1 Class 6 or higher cards are recommended for movie shooting. 
※ SDXC high-speed transfer is not supported.
Battery Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
( LI-90B )
Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
( LI-50B )
Number of storable pictures Approx. 310 Approx. 320
Dimensions 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) 110.6 mm (W) x 64.8 mm (H) x 42.3 mm (D) / 4.4" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.7" (D)
Weight
( with battery and media card )
346g  275g 
Color Black Black / White
Release date Late October 2012  February 18,2011
Refer to the product's page XZ-2 XZ-1
Product comparison page XZ-2 / XZ-1
Tips:
You can also compare other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What kind of materials are used for the camera body?

Answer:
The front of the camera is made of aluminum and the back of the camera is made of engineering plastic.


Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- XZ-2 camera ( camera grip attached )
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-90B )
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- USB cable ( CB-USB8 )
- Lens cap / Lens cap Strap
- Strap
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM:
  OLYMPUS Viewer 2 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction manual
- Warranty Card

Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are 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 4 GB SD card
RAW 3968 × 2976 Lossless compression ORF 19.2 MB 2 205
L
(Large)
SF
(SuperFine)
1/2.7 JPEG 9.2 MB 4 427
F
(Fine)
1/4 6.3 MB 6 618
N
(Normal)
1/8 3.4 MB 11 1,149
B
(Basic)
1/12 2.4 MB 16 1,609
M
(Middle)
SF 3200 × 2400 1/2.7 6.2 MB 6 638
F 1/4 4.3 MB 9 914
N 1/8 2.4 MB 17 1,630
B 1/12 1.8 MB 23 2,235
SF 2560 × 1920 1/2.7 4.1 MB 9 957
F 1/4 2.9 MB 13 1,341
N 1/8 1.7 MB 23 2,277
B 1/12 1.3 MB 31 3,017
SF 1920 × 1440 1/2.7 2.1 MB 19 1,915
F 1/4 1.4 MB 29 2,806
N 1/8 0.7 MB 57 5,485
B 1/12  0.5 MB 83 8,046
SF 1600 × 1200 1/2.7 1.4 MB 28 2,742
F 1/4 1.0 MB 41 4,023
N 1/8 0.5 MB 81 7,543
B 1/12 0.3 MB 119 10,971
S
(Small)
SF 1280 × 960 1/2.7 0.9 MB 44 4,161
F 1/4 0.6 MB 64 6,034
N 1/8 0.3 MB 125 12,069
B 1/12 0.2 MB 179 17,241
SF 1024 × 768 1/2.7 0.6 MB 67 6,352
F 1/4 0.4 MB 100 9,283
N 1/8 0.2 MB 193 17,241
B 1/12 0.1 MB 279 24,138
SF 640 × 480 1/2.7 0.2 MB 167 15,086
F 1/4 0.2 MB 228 20,115
N 1/8 0.1 MB 419 40,230
B 1/12 0.1 MB 503 40,230

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 )
Record format Maximum recording time
( 1GB SD card )
Full HD 1920 x 1080
( 16:9 )
30 fps *1 MOV
( MPEG-4AVC/H.264 )
6 min. 52 sec.
*2
HD 1280 x 720
( 16:9 )
13 min. 2 sec.
*2

*1 When shooting movies with an Art Filter, the frame rate varies based on the selected filter.
*2 The maximum file size of a movie is 4 GB or 29min.

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 :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi and Flash Air cards, can be used.
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 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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