LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus XZ-2 iHS has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
XZ-2 iHS doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus XZ-2 iHS can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
XZ-2 iHS has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Olympus XZ-2 iHS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 35 points to choose from.
Olympus XZ-2 iHS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus XZ-2 iHS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus XZ-2 iHS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
XZ-2 iHS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Olympus XZ-2 iHS also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect XZ-2 iHS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus XZ-2 iHS is powered by Li-90B battery which provides a shooting life of 340 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Olympus XZ-2 iHS has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus XZ-2 iHS is $319.97