Official OLYMPUS Battery Charger for XZ-1 the LI-50C

SUMMARY: Normally the XZ-1 charges via USB but Olympus also makes an official plug-in battery charger for the XZ-1 AND it is available via Amazon with Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping 🙂 Olympus CHARGER LI-ION LI-50C: Camera & Photo Olympus CHARGER LI-ION LI-50C: Camera & Photo Weight: 13.6 ounces Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Shipping:  ASIN: B0017GSPN0 Item model…

Item price, approximately $23.57 USD




The Olympus XZ-1 is a wonderful little camera. My wife makes extensive use of hers and I often borrow it as well.

We’re not the only ones that think it is a superb camera, OutBackPhoto (OBP) just posted their Field Notes for the camera:

Olympus XZ-1: Field Notes 

Olympus XZ-1: Field Notes us it came down to the LX5 and XZ-1. We compared the EVFs: the Panasonic EVF on a GF1 and the Olympus EVF on the XZ-1. We find the quality of the Olympus EVF quite a bit better…



The entire article is well worth reading and there are some nice images included as well…

Surprisingly, their only problem was with the default Olympus charging solution: the camera charges via USB (much like a cell phone). Personally, I am a fan of this method of charging because it reduces bulk and can reduce the amount of gear one needs to carry (though I do wish Olympus has used a standard micro-USB connector!)

OBP would prefer a standard charger so they can keep their spare topped up while using the camera.

Thankfully, this is not a problem!

Olympus makes a regular charger for the XZ-1 battery. 🙂

From the Olympus XZ-1 Support FAQ:

Does Olympus offer a battery charger for this camera?

The battery can be charged in-camera using the bundled F-2AC battery charger or power from a computer USB port. To charge the battery outside of the camera, Olympus offers the LI-50C battery charger, which can be purchased from The Olympus Store by clicking here.

Here is a bit more info on the charger:

Lithium Ion Battery Charger ( LI-50C )

This is the charger for the Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B ). This charger uses a fold out plug to keep it compact.

This charger replaces the charger that is included with your camera. It’s always handy to have a second charger for use at work, or on vacation.

Item #202165-410

Note: The charger’s input voltage will automatically regulate between 100V-240V~50/60Hz. For overseas use, we recommend only a plug adapter for the country you will be visiting. Plug adapters are usually sold at stores that feature travel items such as luggage.

Conclusion: it is nice to have TWO charging options

You can charge the camera via the included USB cable -or- you can pickup a LI-50C and charge batteries the conventional way. You could even charge simultaneously, one battery in camera via USB and one spare in the LI-50C. It is nice to have options!

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