Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS review: promising point and shoot or prospective pro-level camera?

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS sensor performance | Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS versus competition | Conclusion
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The XZ-2 sees a big increase in the DxOMark score over its predecessor and other compacts from the same stable (albeit a small sample).

The adoption of a new sensor out-performs the older version of this camera, the XZ1, by a substantial margin equating to a 15-point difference in our DxOMark scores up from 34 to 49. The XZ-2 also outperforms other Raw-capable compact cameras from the firm in our database but the sample is quite small still.

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While that is promising, it doesn’t put the XZ-2 way above rivals however it does put it ahead slightly of the recent Canon PowerShot S110 and very close to the older and yet highly regarded S100.