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Olympus Stylus 1 Digital Camera

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12MP 10.7x CMOS Dec 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Combining the best of STYLUS technologies, the pioneering OM-D series and D-SLR photography, the STYLUS 1 is a new breed of camera in a whole category of its own. Take the Electronic Viewfinder... More
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Olympus Stylus 1 Review - f/2.8 10.7x zoom 28-300mm
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44 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This camera has received twelve awards from experts.

The reviewers at five expert review sites all concluded that this bridge camera camera was great. This Olympus camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs and Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se both gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

This Olympus camera was given a "Recommended" award by Digitaltrends.com, Dgl.ru and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom concluded that this bridge camera camera was good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who wrote that this Olympus digital camera was excellent.

Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this Olympus digital camera a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this bridge camera camera is 84%. Camera experts think this camera is one of the better cameras of this spec and age.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 78 owner reviews this digital camera has an outstanding average owner rating. Most Stylus 1 owners think it is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar type and age.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1 considered that it had a good viewfinder. Alison said in her review of the Olympus Stylus 1 “Was shooting away without trying to work out how very quickly! The electronic viewfinder is actually quite impressive” . Alison also wrote “It really is a useful viewfinder”. Grumpy scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review last year “The thing that I miss most when using it is a viewfinder”.

Four Olympus Stylus 1 owners who reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1 agreed that it had a good screen. Al mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Like movable monitor screen very useful” in his review of the Olympus Stylus 1 and scored this digital camera very highly.

A few customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Henk Van Aken mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 “Street photography with great EVF”. Henk Van Aken also mentioned “Great camera with superb picture quality and excellent EVF, this is my carry around camera, very happy with it”.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Dxomark.com said “Bearing a striking resemblance to the firm's hugely popular mirrorless OM-D E-M5 the Stylus 1 is in fact a high-end digital compact camera complete with EVF” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Olympus Stylus 1 owners concluded that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer wrote “The aperture of 2.8 across the whole range of the zoom is amazing” . Flingelbunt wrote “The Stylus 1 has an excellent lens with really versatile zoom range, with a maximum aperture of F2.8 across the whole range”. G. Wylie mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “One feature is the brilliant 28-300mm Zuiko zoom lens which can maintain a bright f2.8 aperture maximum right across this broad range to help you shoot in poor light”.

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer scored the product very highly and mentioned on Amazon “It has a fast f2-f2.8 lens with a 28-112mm equivalent zoom”. Clashcity Rocker wrote “Got a decent bokeh effect from it, which is always a good sign that it's a fast lens (quoted F2.8”. Two years ago G. Rosenberg gave the Olympus Stylus 1 a very good rating and wrote on Amazon “The constant f2.8 is really fast and the quality of the lens is excellent”.

Some people said that the product had a good autofocus. Clashcity Rocker wrote “Takes great pictures without fuss, getting the right shot in perfect focus pretty much every time, even in challenging conditions” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Two years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “There's that significant zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and fast autofocus which saw us” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Clashcity Rocker wrote in their Olympus Stylus 1 review on Amazon two years ago “The onscreen display has helper hints, great for less experienced photographers and less techy users”. Clashcity Rocker also mentioned “I did some quick pictures with 2, 8 aperture”. G. Rosenberg mentioned on Amazon “A larger image senson would be nice.”.

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good in low light. C. M. Smith said “The zoom is amazing and the quality of photos in low light is brilliant” in their review. G. Rosenberg wrote “This gives you a great chance to grab low light photos” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review. In October last year Grumpy scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon “Auto focus works quickly even in low light” in their review.

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image sensor.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Mr. A. Trevarton rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon “It also doesn't try to cram too many pixels onto the sensor, so problems like fringing (eg around tree branches against sky) are mostly avoided”.

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Good Size

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus 1 was compact. Alison mentioned two years ago “I'm looking for a high-performing stills compact” in her review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Best Xmas present I've ever had! Having had an assortment of cameras over the years including compact, bridge, 4/3”. Clashcity Rocker wrote in their Olympus Stylus 1 review on Amazon “Lens appears initially to be excellent for a fixed lens compact”.

Some Olympus Stylus 1 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Alison said “This is a great compromise camera when you want something small and easy to carry”. One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer who bought it considered that it was good structurally.

One customer who bought the Olympus Stylus 1 thought it was lightweight.

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Easy to Use

Nineteen customers concluded that the product was easy to use. Alison wrote on Amazon “This is a super camera that is very functional, easy to use, responsive and delivers excellent results” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Alison also mentioned “The wifi feature is handy and I've used it a few times to be able to share images quickly”. In the same month Clashcity Rocker wrote on Amazon “A person that thinks something should be easy enough to use the vast majority of functionality without having to study the manual for hours, which is what this review is” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1.

Several people thought it was easy to use the menus. Grumpy mentioned in their review “There are two custom (user) modes to save settings to and recall with C1 or C2 on the Mode Dial” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Grumpy also mentioned “It is easy to quickly get at most settings”. Mr David Valentine said on Amazon “The digital zoom shows no sign of degrading for normal use and the menus are fairly straightforward” and gave the Olympus Stylus 1 a score of 5 stars.

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner considered that the product was easy to handle. G. Wylie scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on Amazon “Feels nice with the grabbing parts rubberised to offer secure handling”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers agreed that it had good features. G. Riley said “A very nice camera with lots of customisable features to fit the likes of just about every photographer” and scored it 80 out of 100. Grumpy wrote “I will highlight some of the useful features” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review. Mr. A. Trevarton mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “As there are lots of features you need to made sure you get to know the camera as it is easy to flick a function button”.

Robust

Eight customers agreed that it was well made. G. Rosenberg said “Extremely well made” in their review and scored the product very highly. Grumpy mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on Amazon “It has a built in ND filter (3 stops”. Grumpy also said “It has built in Wi-Fi”.

Several Olympus Stylus 1 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Alison mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It feels sturdy and robust” in her review of the Olympus Stylus 1. In the same month Ey wrote in their Olympus Stylus 1 review “Build quality, rugged, great pictures, easy to carry, perfect fit for my hands”. Digitalcamerareview.com said “DESIGN The earliest digital Stylus models retained the compactness and durable construction of that original "clamshell" Stylus” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1.

Two Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was reliable. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive, non-threatening to subjects” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Digitalcamerareview.com also wrote “Capable of reliably generating first-rate images”.

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Nice Design

Several Olympus Stylus 1 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. G. Wylie said “Stylish Olympian!”. Last year Grumpy mentioned in their Olympus Stylus 1 review “All in all it is pretty slick and speedy” and rated it as excellent. Michael J. Davies said on Amazon “Is a pretty good camera” in his review.

Five Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. Clashcity Rocker said “Not too bulky (sadly the design of the viewfinder makes it more bulky that it needs to be)” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1. Expert review site Cnet.com said “The Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review. Pocket-Lint.com gave the Olympus Stylus 1 a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint two years ago “This is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end inter”.

Several Olympus Stylus 1 owners who purchased the product wrote that it was well designed. Two years ago Miss E J Jones mentioned in her review on Amazon “Well designed and flexible”. Miss E J Jones also wrote “The camera is well designed and has a really good zoom for it size”.

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner considered that the Olympus Stylus 1 was retro. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote two years ago “Most of the big camera-makers are keen on retro styling these days.” in their review. One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was angular. Expert website T3.com said “It has a serious looking angular design, echoing the brand's flagship Olympus OM-D E-M5” .

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Michael J. Davies wrote in his review “Has some neat aspects, takes half decent piccies” but even so he only gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. 411 said on Amazon “It is quick to start up, build quality is fantastic” in their review of this digital camera. Al mentioned “Great electronic viewfinder, very fast focusing, 35 focus points, very satisfied with picture quality” in his review of the Olympus Stylus 1 and gave it a score of 5 stars. Alison wrote on Amazon “The build quality is excellent and it feels sturdy”.

Good Brand

Olympus is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Olympus also has good ratings for its bridge camera digital cameras.

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Good Support

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Grumpy said on Amazon “With the flick of a lever this ring can be used for manual focus, that in my view works very well”. This year Waldey gave the Olympus Stylus 1 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Having learned on manual cameras, I really enjoy exploring all the full capabilities of the Stylus”. Ephotozine.com wrote “A 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and full manual controls”.

Good Connectivity

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was wifi compatible. One person who reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. M. Bhangal said in their review “Excellent connectivity”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Two years ago M. Bhangal said on Amazon “Good optics (best in class for range given the constant f2.8) and well controlled noise (clean to about ISO400” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was quiet.

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Good Flash

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner who reviewed the product thought it had a good flash. Richard mentioned “The built in flash performs so well that many will not need a shoe mounted flashgun” in his review.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Me said “Great battery life”.

Good Video Capture

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording. M. Bhangal mentioned in their Olympus Stylus 1 review on Amazon “An error has occurred while attempting video playback” and scored the product 4 stars.

£59.99 Price Drop

In the last 42 days the Stylus 1 has dropped in price by £59.99.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Olympus Stylus 1 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Stylus 1 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus 1 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus 1 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Light

The average weight of cameras that have been available for more than two years is 500g. The Stylus 1 is one of the lighter digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus 1 (only 402 grams) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price] (492g and cheaper).

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus 1. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of this age and spec have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s. The Stylus 1 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the display resolution of the Stylus 1 of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest. The display resolutions of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus 1 range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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Eight Aspheric Elements

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 11 aspheric elements, including the Stylus 1 which has eight aspheric elements.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Stylus 1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Olympus camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus 1. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Flash" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Stylus 1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Cameras that came out more than two years ago have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. The Stylus 1 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus 1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus 1. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Olympus digital camera. In addition, this camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Stylus 1 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus Stylus 1 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF, Exif 2.2, PRINT Image Matching III and DPOF are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus Stylus 1 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Olympus camera. The ISO speeds 100 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Stylus 1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus 1. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Stylus 1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the Stylus 1 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average minimum aperture of cameras of this age and type is 3.5, and the minimum apertures range from 2.6 to 19.

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16 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was not cheap. Two years ago M. Bhangal said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera is expensive if you are going to use it as” but they gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. In the same month Mr. A. Trevarton wrote “The cases on offer from Olympus are expensive and do not seem to please those who have bought them”.

Some Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was not good value for money. Shammyb said in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on Amazon “It is at the pricy end for a small fixed lens camera.” nonetheless they still gave the Olympus Stylus 1 a rating of 80 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “The Olympus Stylus 1 is a pricey bit of kit.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Olympus Stylus 1 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Olympus Stylus 1 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Stylus 1 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus 1 the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 21MP. The Stylus 1 has one of the lowest megapixel counts (only 12 megapixels) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

If this camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (12.1MP and cheaper).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a quite small optical zoom (only 10.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The optical zooms of cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus 1 range from 1.3x to 65x.

If this bridge camera camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (24x) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus 1 range from 2.7 to 20. At only 2.8, the Stylus 1 has a very big maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus 1. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus 1. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The Stylus 1 has one of the least total megapixel counts (only 12.76 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus 1 the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus 1. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus 1 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus 1 is 84mm, the longest is 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length is 730mm. At only 300 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus 1 has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus 1.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

The Olympus Stylus 1 has one of the longest minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1 is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.3m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.053m. At 0.05 meters, the Olympus Stylus 1 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus 1.

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Not Cheap

We think this Olympus camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec. We checked 35 digital cameras of this age and spec and they range in price from £94 to £939.

4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus 1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Olympus released the Stylus 1.

Average Screen Size

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a relatively standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus 1.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the PowerShot G1X[pl_1397751_price], or the PowerShot G1X[pl_1397751_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which is cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Stylus 1 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G1X[plb_1397751_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Housing Material

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Expert Reviews

(56)
26 November 2014

These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems...

2 October 2014

My first compact digital camera had been a 2MP Canon Powershot A60, which had been powered by four AA batteries. This is way back in 2003. It is the first compact digital camera with Program,... Read more…

28 March 2014

There's no getting around it: the Olympus Stylus 1 is a pricey bit of kit. But is it worth it? Absolutely. Because it's an camera that enables. There's that significant zoom lens with a constant...

5 March 2014

Olympus has created a niche camera in the Stylus 1, perhaps by design. It's too big to appeal to pocketable point-and-shoot shoppers, while its sensor is too small to really please the enthusiasts...

21 February 2014

The sensor in the Olympus Stylus 1 compares favorably with other models using similar sensors, notably the current Canon PowerShot G16 and Nikon Coolpix P7800. Both those models are cheaper by...

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User Reviews

(43)
Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Nick4343

The camera does everything we want very well. The picture quality matches a good SLR, but it is much lighter to carry. The viewfinder is a bonus on a small camera. The only doubt is about the... Read more…

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Waldey

I've been enthusiastic about cameras for more years than I care to remember, and in that time and having spent far too much money I've come to realise a few things 1. The perfect camera does not... Read more…

Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Michael J. Davies | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Its ok. Has some neat aspects, takes half decent piccies, and is a pretty good camera. The problem is the Sony RX100 is better in almost every aspect except the zoom range. Yet images taken on the... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Roy Dalton
(Verified Purchase)

Got to be the best camera to get for price. Great if you want a modern camera with the functions of an old school use.

I have used slrs and compacts but this is the best camera I have owned. This camera creates superb portrait photos. Has a superb fast lens and replicates colours authentically. To use, it is... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v109010bu000
Barcodes 00050332186484, 04545350044992, 04545350046323, 04545350047665

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