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Olympus Stylus 1 Digital Camera

£409.99
Bridge Camera 12MP 10.7x May 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Twelve industry awards
Nice design
Basic movie capabilities
103 Reviews + 12 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

This camera has received twelve awards from experts.

This Olympus camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom wrote that this Olympus digital camera was great.

This Olympus digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Digitaltrends.com, Dgl.ru and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom decided that this low megapixel camera was good.

This low megapixel camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites PC Mag who concluded that this digital camera was fantastic.

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

Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, Stylus 1 owners rated this camera as fantastic. 34 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 4,467 owner and expert reviews (including 87 verified purchases), Olympus has good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Mr. A. Trevarton mentioned “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” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “The auto features are great” in their review. Shammyb said on expert website Amazon “The feature set is certainly advanced” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Battery Life Over 500 Photos

Two owners concluded that the Olympus Stylus 1 had a good battery life. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Battery life over 500 photos”. Me wrote on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Great battery life” in their review of this digital camera and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Design

Nice Design

Four owners said in their reviews that it was well designed. Three years ago Miss E J Jones mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The camera is well designed and has a really good zoom for it size”. She also said “Well designed and flexible” in her review. Clashcity Rocker wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “It's lightweight and not too bulky (sadly the design of the viewfinder makes it more bulky that it needs to be)” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Three people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Waldey gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “When powered down, this little camera will slip into a coat pocket and the compact style lens cap seems do do an adequate job of protecting the front element”. Michael J. Davies said on expert website Amazon two years ago “Is a pretty good camera” in his review of this digital camera. Grumpy mentioned on expert review site Amazon “All in all it is pretty slick and speedy” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Extremely Solid, Well Built Body

Eight customers who bought it agreed that it was well made. Website Techsmart.co.za said “Extremely solid, well built body” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A compact build”. Techsmart.co.za also said “It's not hard to tell when a camera has been built well and designed with care, in” in their review.

Image Quality Up to is 400 is Excellent

Fourteen people reckoned that the product was good quality. Website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 three years ago “Fast 2.8 fixed maximum aperture, excellent image quality, fun to use” . Website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Image quality up to IS 400 is excellent”. Richard wrote on expert website Amazon three years ago “The picture quality is superb” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Lovely Control Dial Encircling the Lens

Fourteen customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Website Techsmart.co.za said “Lovely control dial encircling the lens”. Three years ago Digital Versus gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Good control layout with customisable options”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “It affords plenty of control”.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Mr David Valentine mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The digital zoom shows no sign of degrading for normal use and the menus are fairly straightforward”. Grumpy scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “So what is it like to use? It feels quite solid and it is easy to quickly get at most settings”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Compact, Easy to Handle

Fourteen customers agreed that it was compact. Camera Labs said three years ago “Very compact body with great controls” . Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very compact, easy to handle”. Expert website T3.com said three years ago “Although a compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Dpreview.com said “Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems”. Judge Roughneck rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “Nobody wants bulky chargers in 2014” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 402 grams, the Stylus 1 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was May 2015 when this Olympus digital camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus 1 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus 1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support Full HD video.

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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 two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Olympus camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 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 in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus 1 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Basic Movie Capabilities

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was not good for video recording. Camera Labs said “Basic movie capabilities”. Website Cnet.com mentioned “Better suited for photos than movies” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Digital Versus wrote “Video slightly underexposed”.

Long Reach 10.7 X Optical Zoom

Nine customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom. Website T3.com mentioned “Long reach 10.7 x optical zoom” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1. Expert website Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range” . Expert website Photoreview.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “The opposite end of the zoom range is ideal for capturing sports action”.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Three years ago website Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Strong 2.8 (constant) lens” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Miss E J Jones mentioned “Having a zoom control by the lens is very useful as it makes it easier to zoom whilst holding the camera ready to take a picture” in her review of this digital camera. Me said “Has a superb fast lens and replicates colours authentically” .

Four people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good autofocus. Al wrote three years ago “Great electronic viewfinder, very fast focusing, 35 focus points, very satisfied with picture quality” in his review of this digital camera. Grumpy said in their review of this digital camera “With the flick of a lever this ring can be used for manual focus, that in my view works very well”. They also mentioned “Auto focus works quickly even in low light” in their review.

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Large and Detailed Electronic Viewfinder

Eight customers who bought it said that it had a good viewfinder. Camera Labs gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said three years ago “Large and detailed electronic viewfinder”. Website Cnet.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Its touch screen and electronic viewfinder are very nice”. Mr David Valentine said in his review of this digital camera “The electronic viewfinder is excellent for a camera in this price range”.

Good Quality Pictures

Seventeen customers agreed that it was able to produce good images. Dpreview.com said on expert website DP Review four years ago “Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control” in their review of this digital camera. R.m. wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Great Camera, easy to use, Takes great pictures, Would recommend, Fits in the hand great”. Miss E J Jones mentioned “Also it takes good pictures in poor light conditions” in her review of this digital camera and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers said that the product was good in low light. R.m. wrote on expert website Amazon three years ago “Very good in low light”. C. M. Smith said in their review of this digital camera “The zoom is amazing and the quality of photos in low light is brilliant”.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Stylus 1 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Stylus 1 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Stylus 1 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 1 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus 1 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The Stylus 1 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Across all cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the image resolution ranges from 2560 х 1280 pixels (worst) to 7952 x 5304 pixels (best).

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12 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12 megapixels digital camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus 1 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus Stylus 1 supports live view. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year also support live view.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus 1 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus Stylus 1 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature histogram.

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Price

Pricey

Digital cameras of this spec and age range in price from £24 to £1,869. We think that this low megapixel camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus 1 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Stylus 1 features voice recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus 1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 10.7 times zoom factor, the Stylus 1 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Stylus 1 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of cameras that came out more than a year ago is 10.

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Eight Aspheric Elements

The Olympus Stylus 1 is a eight aspheric element digital camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Olympus Stylus 1 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 6.2.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type is 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Stylus 1 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v109010be000, olympus stylus1
Barcodes 04545350044992, 04545350046323, 04545350047665

Olympus Stylus 1 Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus Stylus 1 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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