Olympus XZ-10 Review - The XZ-10 is the manufacturer's first enthusiast compact, and it promises some impressive imaging results. Find out how it does in the What Digital Camera Olympus XZ-10 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus XZ-10

Overall score:85%
Image Quality:85%


  • Excellent AF performance; Detailed and responsive touchscreen; Good maximum aperture range


  • Slightly blue cast on LCD; Poor video quality; Issues with underexposure


Olympus XZ-10 Review


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Olympus XZ-10 Review – Verdict

Olympus XZ-10 Review -  front view

There’s a lot to like about the XZ-10, although it must be noted that the enthusiast compact market is one of the most competitive in the world of digital photography.

The XZ-10 certainly benefits from some intelligent design, with its mode dial – an often overlooked element of a camera’s user experience – impressive in particular. Throw in an excellent and responsive touchscreen and a superb autofocusing system and it would appear you’re on to a winner.

However, there are reservations. The model’s smaller sensor creates issues with noise at higher ISO settings and with detail capture, while the LCD screen itself suffers from a slight colour cast.

So, although there’s still a lot to recommend the XZ-10, it’s likely bettered in a competitive market.

  1. 1. Olympus XZ-10 Review – Features
  2. 2. Olympus XZ-10 Review - Design
  3. 3. Olympus XZ-10 Review – Performance
  4. 4. Olympus XZ-10 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Olympus XZ-10 Review – Verdict
  6. 6. Olympus XZ-10 Review - Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. Olympus XZ-10 Review - First Look
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