Olympus XZ-1 Compact Camera


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Compact Camera


Canon PowerShot G12 Compact Camera

Canon, Inc 4342B005

Olympus Digital Camera TG-1

Olympus Corporation V104090SE000
Price Best Price: $257.00
Best Price: $599.00
  • Unique scene modes and art filters
  • F1.8 aperture at wide-angle end; F2.5 at telephoto
  • Control ring provides quick manual adjustments
  • Ultra-wide-angle lens with F2.0 aperture
  • Macro mode lets you get extremely close to subject
  • Very fast autofocus and quiet zoom motors
  • Superior video capture and manual video controls
  • Manual controls for aperture, shutter, and focus
  • Very sturdy build quality
  • Attractive, classic aesthetics
  • Superb button layout for accessing manual controls
  • Lacks a hand grip
  • Underexposed images in iAuto mode
  • Autofocus struggles in low-light and macro modes
  • A lot of menu-diving required
  • Intelligent Auto mode produces underexposed images
  • Some camera settings are buried deep in menus
  • Limited optical zoom range
At A Glance



Part Number 228000 DMCLX5W 4342B005 V104090SE000

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 1 1 1 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No No No No
Battery Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life 320 Shot 400 Shot 1000 Shot 300 Shot


USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI Yes Yes Yes Yes

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 3.00  " 3.00  " 2.80  " 3.00  "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.0  Megapixels 10.1  Megapixels 10.0  Megapixels 12.0  Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 1/1.63" (0.31" x 0.23") 1/1.63 (0.30" x 0.22") 1/1.7" (0.30" x 0.22") 1/2.3" (0.24" x 0.18")
Image Sensor Type CCD CCD CCD CMOS


Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second 1/4000 Second 1/4000 Second 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second 60 Second 15 Second 4 Second


Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation, Slow Sync, Auto Flash Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Flash

General Information

Manufacturer Olympus Corporation Panasonic Canon, Inc Olympus Corporation
UPC Code 050332175853 885170016187 45121504 4545350039479
Manufacturer Part Number 228000 DMCLX5W 4342B005 V104090SE000
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic Canon Olympus
Product Name XZ-1 Compact Camera Lumix DMC-LX5 Compact Camera PowerShot G12 Compact Camera Digital Camera TG-1
Marketing Information

Unleash your creative side with the first-ever Olympus X Series camera. Designed for those who want the quality of an SLR in a high-end point-and-shoot format, this camera provides a new, easy-to-use outlet for artistic expression. With the XZ-1 you'll capture high-quality still images and HD videos in any shooting environment thanks to its fast, super-bright, built-in Olympus iZuiko lens and its large, super-sensitive CCD sensor.

DMC-LX5 is fully re-designed in the lens, the CCD and the image processing engine together with other improvements and upgrades. The newly developed super bright F2.0 ultra wide angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens minimizes distortion for stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail. The 24mm wide angle offers extraordinarily large viewing space and now the optical zoom is extended to 3.8x(90mm) making the LX5 even more versatile.

The PowerShot G12 gives exceptional images with HS System and a premium Canon wide-angle lens. Full Manual mode, RAW, Front Dial and optional Lens Filter Adapter allow professional levels of control.

Even by the extremely high standards of Olympus' category-defining TOUGH range of cameras, the new TG-1 TOUGH flagship takes remarkable pictures - and boasts some remarkable features. First and foremost its superb, extra-wide aperture f2.0 high-speed lens that can capture excellent-quality images even in the permanent twilight found 12 metres underwater. Which is exactly where this camera is engineered to excel. The TG-1 is waterproof to 12m, shockproof to 2m, crushproof to 100kg and freezeproof to -10�C. For all-action risk-takers or reef-loving divers, it's peace of mind sealed in a stylish all-metal box. And what a box of high-tech innovations that is. For serious photographers, waterproof fisheye and tele converter lenses are available (via an optional adapter). There's Olympus' iHS (Intelligence, High Sensitivity and High Speed) technologies, plus a colour-rich, high-contrast, anti-reflective OLED display, GPS and e.compass and three new shooting modes: Low Light, Super Sports and Super Macro. It's an impressive package that puts rival compacts firmly in their place.

Product Model XZ-1 DMC-LX5 G12 TG-1
Product Type Compact Camera Compact Camera Compact Camera Compact Camera


Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736 3968 x 2976


Optical Zoom 4.0  x 3.8  x 5.0  x 4.0  x
Digital Zoom 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Aperture Range f/1.8 to 2.5 f/2 to 3.3 f/2.8 to 4.5 f/2 to 4.9
Image Stabilization Electronic, Optical Optical Optical Optical
Autofocus Points 225 23 9  
Focus Modes Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39 0.39 0.39 0.39


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card


Package Contents
  • XZ-1 Compact Camera
  • Quick Start Guide
  • USB Cable & Charger (F-2AC)
  • Instruction Manual and Software CDs
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Neck Strap
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-50B)
  • Warranty Card
  • Lumix DMC-LX5 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Lens Ring Front
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap String
  • PowerShot G12 Compact Camera
  • Lithium Battery Pack NB-7L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LZ
  • Neck Strap NS-DC9
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • CD-ROM
    Features Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Aperture Priority, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe Face Detection, Aperture Priority Manual Control, Face Detection, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Smart Capture, Smile Detection Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer

    Physical Characteristics

    Height 2.6" 2.6" 3.0" 2.6"
    Width 4.4" 4.3" 4.4" 4.4"
    Depth 1.7" 1.7" 1.9" 1.1"
    Weight (Approximate) 9.7  oz 8.16  oz 12.38  oz 8.11  oz
    Durability       Shock Proof, Freeze Proof, Crush Proof, Dust Proof, Scratch Proof


    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI) QuickTime Motion JPEG QuickTime MOV QuickTime Motion JPEG, MOV, MPEG-4
    Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps 60 fps 30 fps 60 fps


    Viewfinder Type No No Optical No


    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year  

    Network & Communication

    GPS       Yes


    Performance (New)


    Fair Fair    

    Fair Fair    

    Very Good Fair    

    Good Fair    
    Video Quality

    Fair Superior    
    Video Sound Quality

    Fair Very Good    


    Battery Life Score

      Very Good    
    Number of Shots