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Ian 25th May 2011 01:47 PM

XZ-1 image sample
 
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/P5254706.jpg

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

Ian

steverh 25th May 2011 03:16 PM

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
Not bad for a compact camera! :D

francois 25th May 2011 03:31 PM

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
I'd even say impressive results.

Ian 25th May 2011 04:41 PM

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
And XZ-1 macro and 3200 ISO:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/P5254716.jpg
Very crisp.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/P5254722.jpg
ISO 3200 - perfectly usable for Web and small prints.

Both very impressive all things considered.

Ian

Phill D 25th May 2011 04:59 PM

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
I'd say all very impressive indeed - hmm wonder if the wife wants a new camera....!

StephenL 25th May 2011 05:04 PM

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
Yes, the flower macro is VERY good.

DekHog 25th May 2011 08:00 PM

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
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

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
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

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 116780)
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

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
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

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
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

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
The perfect back up to my E-3, if I could afford it!

DekHog 26th May 2011 08:20 AM

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by benvendetta (Post 116835)
...... 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

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/511/PC174772.jpg

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

Re: XZ-1 image sample
 
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....


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