CNET First Look
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS pricey but doesn't disappointEven more than a year after its release this enthusiast compact is a nice choice, though not at its full $600 price.
Hey there I'm Josh Goldman with CNET and while digital camera technology keeps moving forward it's not moving so fast these days. Than older camera isn't worth checking out especially more advanced models like this. The Olympus stylus exe to -- -- Now centerpiece of this camera is its great for XF 18 F 2.5 28 to 112. Millimeter lens. Which gives you more flexibility in shooting in low light even within -- in. And ability ND filter makes the F 18 aperture more usable and break conditions. Though it can certainly be used as a fully automatic point and shoot the camera is truly designed for those who want to have more nervously in the results. That's reflected in its shooting modes and setting options and its control layout including. A site level function buttons and the hybrid control ring around the -- That can be switched between manual and -- operation. And there's also an accessory issue for use with external flashes or add on electronic viewfinder. Its photo quality is really good though it's JPEG's are noisy above iso 400 from the one over one point seven inch twelve megapixel BS -- -- answer. If you're willing to do a little post processing you can get better results from editing its -- -- You check out the full review on CNET that -- but if you're looking for something to supplement SLR this is a nice choice. However with this being a crowded category you probably should look for -- -- it's 600 dollars starting rights. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the Olympus stylus -- to -- I need this.