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Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Olympus Stylus 7000 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
67
Overall
49

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Key Specs

Olympus 7000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-260mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 172g - 96 x 56 x 25mm
  • Announced January 2009
  • Also referred to as mju 7000
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Released December 2012
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Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Olympus 7000 versus Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are built by Olympus. The resolution of the 7000 (12MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) is very comparable but the 7000 (1/2.3") and XZ-2 iHS (1/1.7") have different sensor measurements.

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The 7000 was revealed 5 years earlier than the XZ-2 iHS and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a detailed comparison, here is a short summary of how the 7000 scores against the XZ-2 iHS for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 7000 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 7000 XZ-2 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Olympus 7000

 XZ-2 iHS 7000 
ReleasedDecember 2012January 2009More recent by 48 months
Manual focus More precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus 7000 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 7000 XZ-2 iHS 
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurements
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera regularly, you will have to factor in its weight and size. The Olympus 7000 features physical measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 172 grams (0.38 lbs) while the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has specifications of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus 7000 versus Olympus XZ-2 iHS in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is a front view measurement comparison of the 7000 compared to the XZ-2 iHS.

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the 7000 and XZ-2 iHS is 94 and 85 respectively.

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very tough to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements simply by seeing specifications. The visual here may give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the 7000 and XZ-2 iHS.

Plainly, both of the cameras have the same resolution but different sensor measurements. The 7000 uses the smaller sensor which is going to make getting shallower depth of field trickier. The older 7000 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 7000 Portrait photography info
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Portrait photography info
21
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
46
you can focus manually
supports face detect focusing
exports RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Olympus 7000 as a Street photography camera
Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Street photography camera
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
66
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors in class (346 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 7000 Sports photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sports photography information
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
better than average battery power (340 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 7000 Travel photography advice
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography advice
56
has built in flash
long zoom (260mm)
no Timelapse recording
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
61
better than average battery power (340 CIPA)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors in class (346 grams)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 7000 Landscape photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography information
32
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse recording
55
you can focus manually
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW files
better than average battery power (340 shots)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus 7000 Vlogging features
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging features
25
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone port
36
pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic port
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
heavier than competitors in class (346 grams)
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Olympus 7000 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 7000 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Olympus Stylus 7000Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Stylus 7000 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Also referred to as mju 7000 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-01-07 2012-12-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3
Maximum resolution 3968 x 2976 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 50 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 35
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-260mm (7.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.3 f/1.8-2.5
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic (optional)
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.80 m 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 172 grams (0.38 pounds) 346 grams (0.76 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 56 x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 49
DXO Color Depth score not tested 20.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.3
DXO Low light score not tested 216
Other
Battery life - 340 pictures
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model - Li-90B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $280 $450