If you’re looking to shoot top-quality stills and Full HD movies with all the right creative tools – but without all the size and weight of an SLR camera – the Olympus XZ-10 could be just perfect for you. It is equipped with iHS technology, bolstered by a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and the same high-performance image processor used in our leading OM-D model. The i.ZUIKO DIGITAL 5x optical zoom lens (26-130mm, 35mm equivalent) has an extra-wide, super-bright maximum aperture (1:1.8) giving you super-sharp images in dim conditions without having to use a tripod or flash. The lack of noise is a big advantage when you zoom up close – you can boost magnification to 10x with no noticeable pixelation with the Super-resolution Zoom. Furthermore the Olympus XZ10 lets you assign manual functions to the control ring around the lens so you can adjust settings including aperture, exposure time and program shift like a professional photographer – without taking your eye off your subject. You can also assign ISO or metering to the Fn button on the back, or PASM modes to the function wheel next to the LCD.
The 3.0” display has 920,000 dots and is touch-sensitive, enabling one-touch ‘manual’ autofocus. On top you can shoot in the Full HD Movie format or produce high-speed films at 120 fps for slow-motion playback. Alternatively, produce imaginative compositions from your stills with the Photo Story feature or spice up your work with one of 11 Art Filters – then share it all directly from your camera in your social networks via an external FlashAir™ card.
It’s hard to believe that all this is packed inside our smallest compact X series camera to date!
Number of effective pixels
Number of effective pixels on camera 12 million dots
Type 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
Construction 10 Elements in 8 Groups (6 aspherical lens)
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 4.7 to 23.5mm (26 to 130mm)
Maximum aperture W1.8 to T2.7
Optical zoom magnification 5x
Super resolution zoom 10x (Magnification from the wide-angle setting including the optical zoom)
Shooting range (from lens tip) Normal: W10cm to ∞, T30cm to ∞
Super Macro: 1cm to 60cm (wide end fixed)
Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif supported, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW, JPEG, JPEG+RAW
Number of recorded pixels [RAW] 3968 x 2976
[JPEG] 3968 x 2976 to 640 x 480
Recording format MOV/H.264 (30p)*1
Except for some Art Filters.
Number of recorded pixels Full HD: 1920 x 1080
HD: 1280 x 720
HS120: 1280 x 720, 120fps
HS240: 432 x 324, 240fps
Maximum recording time Full HD: Approx. 29 min.
HD: Approx. 29 min.
HS120: 20 sec.
HS240: 20 sec.
Except for some Art Filters.
Recording format WAVE format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Maximum recording time Still image: Max. 4 sec.
Movie: Based on shooting time
Internal memory(Area used by user) Approx. 39MB
Supported recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (commercially available)*2(UHS-I compatible, 128MB to 128GB), Eye-Fi card (commercially available), FlashAir™ card (commercially available)
Live View 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram
Size, type / number of dots 3.0-inch TFT colour LCD /920,000 dots, resistive film touch panel
Touch function Touch Shutter, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, frame forward/reverse, magnified playback, Photo Story
Brightness/Colour temperature control Brightness: +2 steps, Colour temperature control: +3 steps
Colour tone select Vivid/Natural
Image stabilisation system
Type Image sensor shift image stabilisation (Electronic image stabilisation is used for movies)
AF mode Imager AF
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF), Super Macro
When shooting movies, full-time AF is used with spot AF.
Face detection AF / Eye detect AF Available / Not available
AF Illuminator Available
Focusing point / Focusing point selection 35 areas, All Targets and Single Target
Metering system Digital ESP Metering, Centre-weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure control iAUTO, Program AE (Program Shift available), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Photo Story, Scene select AE, Art Filter
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Hand-Held Starlight, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multi. Exposure, Beach and Snow, Backlight HDR
ISO sensitivity Auto: ISO 100 to 6400 (customisable, default setting: ISO 100 to 1600), Manual: ISO 100 to 6400, 1/3EV steps
Exposure compensation ±3EV (1/3EV steps)
White balance mode Auto, 6 presets, One-touch WB, CWB, white balance compensation available
White balance compensation A-B axis, G-M axis, compensation available at +7 steps for each (excluding CWB)
Colour space sRGB
Mode Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Art Filter
Tones 4 types (Auro, High Key, Standard, Low Key)
Excluding when Art Filter is active
Shutter speed 1/2000 to 30 sec.
Self-timer 2 sec., 12 sec.
Remote cable Available (use RM-UC1 sold separately)
Drive mode 1 frame, Sequential shooting, High-speed sequential shooting, Bracketing, Self-timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed Approx. 15 fps (High-speed sequential shooting), Approx. 5 fps (Sequential shooting)
Max. recordable pictures RAW: 4 frames
JPEG: Depends on compression ratio and number of recorded pixels (LN mode: Approx. 200 frames, when using Toshiba SDHC USH-I Class 10 (8 GB), according to Olympus measurement conditions)
AE bracketing 3 frames (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)
ND filter 3-step equivalent
Flash mode Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Red Eye Reduction, Manual (FULL, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Flash Off
Shooting range W: 0.6 to 11.1m (at ISO1600)
T: 0.6 to 8.5m (at ISO1600)
Wireless flash control
Compatible external flash FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method Triggered by built-in flash (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)
Flash control method(External flash function) TTL flash
No. of channels / No. of groups 1 channel, 1 group (External flash: 1 group)
Mode Pop Art (I, II / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), 4:3 is the common aspect ratio for digital cameras. 3:2 is the general 35mm film aspect ratio. 16:9 is the aspect ratio for HD televisions, allowing for enjoyment of a wider experience. 1:1 is a square shaped aspect ratio. This shape provides a fresh impression.
Art Effects 1 Soft Focus Effect
2 Pin Hole Effect
3 White Edge Effect
4 Frame Effect
5 Star Light Effect
Number of frames/Multi-exposure function 2 frames/Auto gain correction and when shooting only
Multi aspect ratios
Aspect ratio 4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1
Playback functions 1 frame, Information display, Index (4, 9, 25 frames), Zoom (2x to 14x), Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverser/pause), Slide show (sound (background music) available), Rotating playback (auto), 3 slide show effects
Information display Histogram, Highlight and Shadow warning display, AF frame display, shooting information, display off
Editing functions RAW processing, Gradation auto, Red-eye reduction, Trimming, Aspect, Resize, e-Portrait, Dubbing
Language selection 38 languages including English and Japanese
Maximum number of shots/recording time*2(on 1 GB SD card)
Still image RAW (3968 x 2976): 51 images
Large (3968 x 2976): 288 images
Middle (2560 x 1920): 576 images
Small (1280 x 960): 2884 images
Movie (30 fps) 1080p: 0:06:41
Computer interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV Interface HDMI output (HD/stereo), video output (SD/monaural)
USB/AV terminal Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable)
HDMI connector HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
AC adapter USB-AC Adapter F-3AC (sold separately)
Battery Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery LI-50B
Maximum number of shots (CIPA standards) Approx. 240
Size 102.4mm x 61.1mm x 34.3mm (CIPA compliant, Width x Height x Depth, excludes protrusions)
Weight 221g (CIPA standards, including supplied rechargeable battery and memory card)
Operating temperature 0 to 40°C (at operation), -20 to 60°C (at storage)
Operating humidity 30 to 90% (at operation ), 10 to 90% (at storage)