New X-Series Camera from Olympus : the XZ-2

The new Olympus XZ-2 is the latest addition to the Olympus X Series of cameras. It’s a fast point-and-shoot camera with a fixed iZUIKO 4x-wide optical zoom lens that has an aperture range of f/1.8-2.5, with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-96mm. The sensor is a 12MP 1/1.63” back-side illuminated CMOS.

Like the new Pen cameras, it’s equipped with the TruePic VI image processor, but unlike those cameras, the XZ-2 can record full 1080p HD video (as opposed to 1080i) and has a dedicated movie button. It’s rounded off with a 3” swivel touch LCD, dual image stabilization, iHS technology, in-camera panorama, 11 digital art filters and an accessory port.