Olympus XA 2

The Olympus XA 2 is a popular classic zone focus point-and-shoot camera featuring a 35mm f3.5 D.Zuiko lens. The XA line has become legendary with a cult following due to compact size, sturdy construction, and very sharp lenses. I've been very happy with the results I've obtained from mine (shown here).

Olympus XA 2

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LIKES: compact, sleek, sturdy casing with sliding cover means camera slips into a pocket nicely; zone focus slider gives you more focus control than the newer Stylus Epic yet also resets when you close the cover; manual control over ASA/ISO from 25-800 (enables some exposure control too); light touch shutter release button makes it easier to hand hold the camera steadily; has detachable flash (shown in photo above).

DISLIKES: none really.... no really. Okay, aperture control would be nice, but then that's the XA, so you really can't count it as a negative here.

Inside Marcy's Diner, 2007, view a gallery of sample photos taken with an Olympus XA 2

Above: Inside Marcy's Diner, 2007. Photo taken with an Olympus XA 2.

View gallery: Olympus XA 2 Sample Images

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