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Ian
25th May 2011, 01:47 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/P5254706.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/34356)

That's a 100% (1 screen pixel to 1 image pixel) crop taken with an Olympus XZ-1 today. And it's taken from a corner of the frame.

It's almost 1/14th of the frame area!

Here is the original frame:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/P52547061.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/34357)

Ian

steverh
25th May 2011, 03:16 PM
Not bad for a compact camera! :D

francois
25th May 2011, 03:31 PM
I'd even say impressive results.

Ian
25th May 2011, 04:41 PM
And XZ-1 macro and 3200 ISO:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/P5254716.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/34364)
Very crisp.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/P5254722.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/34365)
ISO 3200 - perfectly usable for Web and small prints.

Both very impressive all things considered.

Ian

Phill D
25th May 2011, 04:59 PM
I'd say all very impressive indeed - hmm wonder if the wife wants a new camera....!

StephenL
25th May 2011, 05:04 PM
Yes, the flower macro is VERY good.

DekHog
25th May 2011, 08:00 PM
Were these RAW or JPEG, Ian? Apparently the RAW option is highly recommended on the XZ-1..... and why does my brain (along with many other people!) tell me it should be ZX-1? :)

I'm curious as to the actual size of the camera, as noticed on some forums people complaining that it wasn't 'pocketable.' Any chance of side by side shot with a Pen for comparison?

Ian
25th May 2011, 08:49 PM
The shots were all processed from RAW in Lightroom 3.4.1

The camera is not ultra tiny, but it is small and feels like nothing when it's on your shoulder.

I will take a shot next to a Pen tomorrow :)

Ian

Ian
25th May 2011, 08:51 PM
Yes, the flower macro is VERY good.

The rose wasn't at ISO3200 by the way! :D

Ian

davidsa
25th May 2011, 09:21 PM
May be, like me and many other people, long, long ago you had a Sinclair ZX81 computer. :)


[QUOTE=DekHog;116810]Were these RAW or JPEG, Ian? Apparently the RAW option is highly recommended on the XZ-1..... and why does my brain (along with many other people!) tell me it should be ZX-1? :)

DekHog
25th May 2011, 10:15 PM
Well, many moons ago I did work in the Timex factory where they assembled the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, so, yes, that could be the link...... *yes

benvendetta
25th May 2011, 10:27 PM
The perfect back up to my E-3, if I could afford it!

DekHog
26th May 2011, 08:20 AM
...... if I could afford it!

Dave, you could sell something you know.... :D

http://i54.tinypic.com/e862wn.jpg

Ian
26th May 2011, 08:24 AM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/PC174772.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/34383)

Not a great picture and rather makes the XZ-1 larger than it really is. The XZ-1 body is much slimmer than a Pen and when the lens is retracted it's much slimmer than a Pen even with a pancake lens fitted.

Ian

DekHog
26th May 2011, 08:29 AM
Looks like a good size to me, although not tiny like you say, Ian - the ability to take the VF-2 is a huge bonus in my book....

benvendetta
26th May 2011, 12:31 PM
Dave, you could sell something you know.... :D

http://i54.tinypic.com/e862wn.jpg

I am trying to sell my OM stuff but that wouldn't give me enough. Besides, I have just bought a new mountain bike frame and forks (my other passion) and new wheels beckon............... not cheap - for those here that know about these things!

benvendetta
26th May 2011, 12:33 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/PC174772.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/34383)

Not a great picture and rather makes the XZ-1 larger than it really is. The XZ-1 body is much slimmer than a Pen and when the lens is retracted it's much slimmer than a Pen even with a pancake lens fitted.

Ian

I remember having a play with one at the Focus show. Remind me, is there a filter thread?

Ian
26th May 2011, 01:27 PM
There is no filter thread. The barrel does have a thread to take the TCON-17 telephoto converter lens, but this stays behind when the lens extends and so can't be used for filters.

The XZ-1 does have a built in neutral density filter to assist in using wide apertures in low light. It seems to darken by 3 stops (I just tested it at 1/400th without the ND filter and this reduced to 1/50th with the filter).

Ian

Ian
26th May 2011, 01:28 PM
Were these RAW or JPEG, Ian? Apparently the RAW option is highly recommended on the XZ-1..... and why does my brain (along with many other people!) tell me it should be ZX-1? :)

I'm curious as to the actual size of the camera, as noticed on some forums people complaining that it wasn't 'pocketable.' Any chance of side by side shot with a Pen for comparison?

By the way, it fits into the pockets of my 'relaxed fit' Levis jeans :)

Ian

baldyb
26th May 2011, 02:54 PM
Is there any information available on what I still call "shutter lag" for this camera - I'm still just missing too many magic moments of my little granddaughter with my panny G2.

Ian
26th May 2011, 02:59 PM
Is there any information available on what I still call "shutter lag" for this camera - I'm still just missing too many magic moments of my little granddaughter with my panny G2.

There is something not right there - the G2 has negligible shutter lag. Maybe it's an AF issue? The G2 has very fast AF but you need to give it the right conditions to AF at optimum speed.

Ian