The Olympus Replacement Grip for XZ-2 Digital Camera (Red) is for the standard grip that is provided with the XZ-2 digital camera, giving you the option to change the camera's grip color or replace the original. The XZ-2 is designed with this removable grip, which can be swapped for alternative colors and styles such as this red variation.
Already have two Olympus DSLR's. This has almost all the same features including the menu structure in a compact camera and a wider aperture, but it's so much easier to carry around. In a side by side comparison the IQ of the E-620 is better than the xz-2, but the xz-2 still takes great pictures for most applications. I'm planning to take this on my next vacation and leave the DSLR's at home.
Lightweight and small, but still large enough to use for my large hands, this camera creates great image quality with an astoundingly sharp and bright lens. The image software and sensor combo combine for beautiful out of camera jpegs. The sharpness, contrast and color rendition is exceptional... people think I shot my pics with a DSLR. What a camera!
This is good enough to carry everywhere instead of my dSLR. Now, it does not outperform it, it's not magic, but it's good enough. Fast lens, RAW photos, good zoom range, the tilty screen. It's a joy to shoot with, it doesn't draw attention [for street shooting], it's nearly silent. I love it. The only downside, and an annoying one, is that it does NOT come with a wall charger. You have to charge the batteries by plugging the camera itself to either a computer or a wall outlet, making you not able to use it for the measly 5 hours it takes on a wall, or 10 hours on a PC. That is just awful. Get a battery charger, and you're all good.
I bought this camera for it's smallish size and great handling. The control options are fantastic, making the camera fun, and easy to customize to your shooting style. Touch screen focusing/shutter is very handy in most situations. I haven't had it long but overall I am very pleased with my purchase. I do however seem to have a focusing issue under certain conditions which I hope to find a fix or work around. Thankfully, the manual focus assist works very well for those times. Other than that, the camera is very responsive and accurate. You can find camera's the same size or even smaller that offer similar IQ but lack the control options so if handling is a priority for you, this camera is definitely one to consider.
Best used for travel to urban areas and landscape photography.