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Olympus Stylus 1

£409.99
Digital Versus 5 Star Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning bridge digital camera, very good for sports photography
Bridge 12MP 10.7x Yes May 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus Stylus 1 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus 1 number 198 across all digital cameras.
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109 Reviews + 12 Awards
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2 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 63?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 109 reviews. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Dgl.ru plus two other sites. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is a good size, good product quality and excellent design.
The Stylus 1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite small minimum aperture number
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3968 x 2976 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 98 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 159 in wildlife photography cameras, but good for portrait photography, ranking number 150 in portrait photography cameras.
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Olympus Stylus 1 Video Reviews


How Big is the Olympus Stylus 1?

The Olympus Stylus 1 is 116.2mm wide and 87mm tall. It is 56.5mm deep and weighs 402g.

Olympus Stylus 1 front dimensions

Olympus Stylus 1 size in context

Olympus Stylus 1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Experts in cameras love this camera and have given it 12 awards.

The experts at five expert review sites all decided that this digital camera was very good. Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award and Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbilde.no both gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

The writers at review websites Dgl.ru, Lydogbillede.dk and Digitaltrends.com all concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at review website PC Mag decided that this Olympus camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at three other expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. This was from 01net.com, Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 84% based on 31 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews. This puts this digital camera in the top 19% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This camera has an exceptional average owner rating based on 78 owner reviews. 34 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This Olympus camera in the top 12% of all the cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Users Report That it is a Good Size

12 customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact.

  • For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range…
    Cnet.com December 2013
  • Compact cameras with fast lenses…
    Cnet.com December 2013
  • Although a compact…
    T3.com February 2014
  • A compact build…
  • Buying Guide Best compact camera Nevertheless…
    Techradar.com/au/ October 2013
  • Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems…
  • Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control…
  • What's really nice is that my wife can pick it up, slip it into fully auto mode and fire away to her hearts content just as easily as she can with her little compact…
    Waldey (Amazon) - January 2016
  • 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…
    Waldey (Amazon) - January 2016
  • An experience professional, or sit somewhere in the middle, this versatile compact will let you grab great pictures…

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

11 people who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality.

Olympus Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 6,199 owner and expert reviews (including 1,326 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking and three customers who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Seven people considered that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Eight customers concluded that this digital camera had a good zoom, four owners agreed that the Olympus Stylus 1 had a good autofocus and three people who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good lens.

  • For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range…
    Cnet.com December 2013
  • The opposite end of the zoom range is ideal for capturing sports action…
    Photoreview.com.au February 2014
  • Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems…
  • The zoom range is much less than the Stylus 1…
  • Has a superb fast lens and replicates colours authentically…
    Me (Amazon) - August 2015
  • 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…
    Waldey (Amazon) - January 2016
  • The aperture of 2.8 across the whole range of the zoom is amazing…
  • The zoom is amazing and the quality of photos in low light is brilliant…
  • Very small with excellent image quality and good zoom range…
    KenC (Amazon) - February 2015
  • With the flick of a lever this ring can be used for manual focus, that in my view works very well…

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to use and two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

14 customers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images and three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light.

  • Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control…
  • Easy to use and creates fine images…
    Me (Amazon) - August 2015
  • This camera creates superb portrait photos…
    Me (Amazon) - August 2015
  • The biggest difference between good and bad photos at this level is the person behind the camera…
    ShammyB (Amazon) - February 2014
  • An experience professional, or sit somewhere in the middle, this versatile compact will let you grab great pictures and provide loads of fun straight from the box…
  • Will still get you amazing pictures! While it is brimful of the latest photographic technologies, there are two, in particular, that really excite me…
  • Build quality, rugged, great pictures, easy to carry, perfect fit for my hands…
    EY (Amazon) - October 2014
  • Great Camera, easy to use, Takes great pictures, Would recommend, Fits in the hand great…
    R.mountain (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Very good in low light…
    R.mountain (Amazon) - February 2014
  • The zoom is amazing and the quality of photos in low light is brilliant…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good viewfinder.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £409.99 it is more expensive than 60% of digital cameras.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Stylus 1 of only 12MP is fairly low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Olympus Stylus 1 is 3968 x 2976 pixels. That's 26% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus Stylus 1 of 10.7x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 38% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus 1's minimum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the smallest 12% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus Stylus 1's ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 73% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus 1 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Stylus 1 of 402g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 74% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Stylus 1's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Stylus 1 has a USB connectivity, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus Stylus 1 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Stylus 1 has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Olympus Stylus 1 of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus 1 features brightness adjustment. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus 1 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that 90% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The Stylus 1's image sensor size of 0.588" is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The image sensor sizes of digital cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus 1 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Stylus 1 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Stylus 1 has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Live View

The Stylus 1 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since May 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v109010be000

Barcodes:

04545350044992, 04545350046323, 04545350047665

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