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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
67
Overall
49
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 Key Specs

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
  • Launched December 2012
Sony W650
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.6-6.3) lens
  • 124g - 94 x 56 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Olympus XZ-2 iHS versus Sony W650, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Olympus and Sony. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) and W650 (16MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (1/1.7") and W650 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor size.

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The XZ-2 iHS was launched 12 months after the W650 so they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a complete comparison, below is a concise view of how the XZ-2 iHS grades versus the W650 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Sony W650

 XZ-2 iHS W650 
IntroducedDecember 2012January 2012Newer by 12 months
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony W650 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 W650 XZ-2 iHS 

Common features in the Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Sony W650

 XZ-2 iHS W650 
Display dimension3"3"Identical display size
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Olympus XZ-2 iHS enjoys outer dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") and a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs) while the Sony W650 has measurements of 94mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 124 grams (0.27 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus XZ-2 iHS versus Sony W650 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have at that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the XZ-2 iHS compared to the W650.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the XZ-2 iHS and W650 is 85 and 96 respectively.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 top view buttons comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be tough to envision the difference in sensor dimensions just by going through specs. The picture here should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the XZ-2 iHS and W650.

All in all, both of those cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The XZ-2 iHS because of its larger sensor will make getting shallower DOF simpler and the Sony W650 will show more detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The newer XZ-2 iHS is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 sensor size comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Portrait photography with Sony W650
46
focusing manually
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
34
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Street photography factors
Sony W650 Street photography factors
66
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than average in class (346g)
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (124g)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sports photography features
Sony W650 Sports photography features
43
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes tracking focus
good battery power (340 CIPA)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography details
Sony W650 Travel photography details
61
good battery power (340 CIPA)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
no Time Lapse function
heavier than average in class (346 grams)
MP count low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
69
lighter than competition in class (124g)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography factors
Sony W650 Landscape photography factors
55
focusing manually
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (340 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse function
43
quite wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging information
Sony W650 Vlogging information
36
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes mic support
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
heavier than average in class (346g)
33
quite wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
lighter than competition in class (124g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.6)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone support
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Sony W650 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Sony W650
 Olympus XZ-2 iHSSony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
General Information
Make Olympus Sony
Model Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2012-12-18 2012-01-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3968 x 2976 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 35 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 25-125mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/1.8-2.5 f/2.6-6.3
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - Clear Photo TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 2 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 8.60 m (ISO 800) 3.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 346 gr (0.76 lb) 124 gr (0.27 lb)
Dimensions 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") 94 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 49 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 216 not tested
Other
Battery life 340 photos 220 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-90B NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/micro SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $450 $140