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Olympus Stylus 1 Digital Camera

PC Mag Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
12MP 10.7x CMOS Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Review OLYMPUS STYLUS 1 @ CHOCOLATE VILLE
Olympus Stylus 1 Review - f/2.8 10.7x zoom 28-300mm
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42 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this digital camera and have given it twelve awards.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom concluded that this bridge camera camera was very good.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this bridge camera camera. Digitaltrends.com gave this digital camera a "Recommended Product" award, it received a "Recommended" award from Dgl.ru and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award.

The editor of one additional expert review site said that this digital camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. PC Mag gave this Olympus digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all wrote that this bridge camera camera was good. This camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

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 camera is 84 out of 100. The digital camera expert review sites think this bridge camera camera is one of the better bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 78 owner reviews this bridge camera camera has a brilliant average owner rating. If all the comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average owner review score then this Olympus camera is in the top 8%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Alison mentioned three years ago “Was shooting away without trying to work out how very quickly! The electronic viewfinder is actually quite impressive” . Alison also said “It really is a useful viewfinder”. Grumpy wrote “The thing that I miss most when using it is a viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Olympus Stylus 1 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Al rated it as very good and he mentioned three years ago “Like movable monitor screen very useful”.

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers reckoned that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Two years ago Henk Van Aken said on Amazon “Street photography with great EVF” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review. 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 owner who purchased the Olympus Stylus 1 reckoned that it was mirrorless. Three years ago expert review site Dxomark.com said in their Olympus Stylus 1 review “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”.

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Good Quality Pictures

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

Some customers who bought this digital camera thought it was good in low light. Three years ago G. Rosenberg said “This gives you a great chance to grab low light photos”. R.m. gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Very good in low light” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1. Dpreview.com said on expert review site DP Review “Good low-light performance” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review.

A few Olympus Stylus 1 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Mr. A. Trevarton mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 “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 Quality Lens

A number of people who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “The aperture of 2.8 across the whole range of the zoom is amazing” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. C. M. Smith said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The zoom is amazing and the quality of photos in low light is brilliant”. Flingelbunt wrote two years ago “The Stylus 1 has an excellent lens with really versatile zoom range, with a maximum aperture of F2.8 across the whole range” .

Several customers reckoned that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has a fast f2-f2.8 lens with a 28-112mm equivalent zoom”. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker mentioned “Got a decent bokeh effect from it, which is always a good sign that it's a fast lens (quoted F2.8” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review and scored the Olympus Stylus 1 4 stars. G. Rosenberg scored the Olympus Stylus 1 very highly and said in their review of this digital camera “The constant f2.8 is really fast and the quality of the lens is excellent”.

Six Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1 agreed that it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker gave it a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “Takes great pictures without fuss, getting the right shot in perfect focus pretty much every time, even in challenging conditions”. Grumpy wrote “Auto focus works quickly even in low light” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review “There's that significant zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and fast autofocus which saw us” .

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Easy to Use

Nineteen Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago Alison mentioned in her review “This is a super camera that is very functional, easy to use, responsive and delivers excellent results”. Clashcity Rocker said “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 this digital camera. Clashcity Rocker also said “The camera is really easy to use the basic functions”.

A few Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Grumpy said “There are two custom (user) modes to save settings to and recall with C1 or C2 on the Mode Dial”. Grumpy also said “It is easy to quickly get at most settings”. Mr David Valentine mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The digital zoom shows no sign of degrading for normal use and the menus are fairly straightforward” and scored it very highly.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer who bought it considered that it was easy to handle. G. Wylie said on Amazon three years ago “Feels nice with the grabbing parts rubberised to offer secure handling” in their review and scored the product very highly.

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Robust

A few Olympus Stylus 1 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. G. Rosenberg wrote on Amazon “Extremely well made” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 and gave the product a very good review. Grumpy wrote “It has a built in ND filter (3 stops” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review. Grumpy also said “It has built in Wi-Fi”.

A few Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Alison mentioned in her review “It feels sturdy and robust” and gave this digital camera an excellent review score.

A few Olympus Stylus 1 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said three years ago “Robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive, non-threatening to subjects”. Digitalcamerareview.com also said “Capable of reliably generating first-rate images”.

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Good Technical Features

Several Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good features. G. Riley mentioned on Amazon “A very nice camera with lots of customisable features to fit the likes of just about every photographer” and rated it 4 stars. Grumpy said on Amazon “I will highlight some of the useful features”. Mr. A. Trevarton wrote 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” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Six customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Three years ago G. Wylie mentioned “Stylish Olympian!” and rated it as very good. Grumpy rated the Olympus Stylus 1 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “All in all it is pretty slick and speedy”. Michael J. Davies said on Amazon “Is a pretty good camera”.

Five Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was a good design. Four years ago expert review site Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “This is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end inter” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased the product agreed that it was well designed. Miss E J Jones mentioned in her Olympus Stylus 1 review “Well designed and flexible”. Miss E J Jones also said “The camera is well designed and has a really good zoom for it size”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Clashcity Rocker wrote on Amazon “Zoom is smooth and quiet and good” in their review. One Olympus Stylus 1 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. Two years ago Michael J. Davies said “Has some neat aspects, takes half decent piccies”.

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner reckoned that this digital camera was retro. Expert website Trustedreviews.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “Most of the big camera-makers are keen on retro styling these days.”.

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Good Size

A few Olympus Stylus 1 owners who reviewed it thought it was compact. Alison said three years ago “I'm looking for a high-performing stills compact”. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “Best Xmas present I've ever had! Having had an assortment of cameras over the years including compact, bridge, 4/3” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review and scored it very highly. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker mentioned on Amazon “Lens appears initially to be excellent for a fixed lens compact” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Three years ago Alison scored this digital camera very highly and she wrote “This is a great compromise camera when you want something small and easy to carry”. Ey said in their review of this digital camera “Build quality, rugged, great pictures, easy to carry, perfect fit for my hands” and scored it 5 stars.

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Clashcity Rocker mentioned “It's lightweight and not too bulky (sadly the design of the viewfinder makes it more bulky that it needs to be)” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was good structurally. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “DESIGN The earliest digital Stylus models retained the compactness and durable construction of that original "clamshell" Stylus” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Eighteen people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago 411 wrote on Amazon “It is quick to start up, build quality is fantastic” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1. Al said on Amazon “Great electronic viewfinder, very fast focusing, 35 focus points, very satisfied with picture quality”. Alison wrote in her Olympus Stylus 1 review “The build quality is excellent and it feels sturdy”.

Good Support

Five Olympus Stylus 1 owners agreed that it had good technical guidance. Grumpy gave it an excellent review and mentioned “With the flick of a lever this ring can be used for manual focus, that in my view works very well” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1. Waldey wrote in their review on Amazon in January last year “Having learned on manual cameras, I really enjoy exploring all the full capabilities of the Stylus”. Four years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “A 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and full manual controls” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average ratings for all Olympus digital cameras and also specifically for Olympus bridge cameras and found that in both cases Olympus had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Connectivity

A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Alison mentioned in her review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on Amazon “The wifi feature is handy and I've used it a few times to be able to share images quickly” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago M. Bhangal said on Amazon “Excellent connectivity”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that it was quiet.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer mentioned that the Olympus Stylus 1 was noisy. M. Bhangal said three years ago “Good optics (best in class for range given the constant f2.8) and well controlled noise (clean to about ISO400” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Flash

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Three years ago Richard said on Amazon “The built in flash performs so well that many will not need a shoe mounted flashgun” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Battery Life

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Me wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great battery life”.

Good Video Capture

Some Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers agreed that the Olympus Stylus 1 was good for video recording. M. Bhangal mentioned in their review “An error has occurred while attempting video playback” .

Recent Price Drop of £59.99

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

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus 1 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus 1 which do not support wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus 1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus 1 do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Stylus 1 supports video capability, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to consider including 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 similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus 1 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus 1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus 1 also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price].

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Light

With a weight of only 402 grams, the Stylus 1 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus 1. The weights of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Stylus 1 range from 120g to 910g, and the average weight is 500g.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (637g and cheaper).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Stylus 1 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Stylus 1 is more than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This Olympus digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus 1 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. The Olympus Stylus 1 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus 1.

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Eight Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus 1 have between 1 and 11 number of aspheric elementss, including the Stylus 1 which has eight number of aspheric elementss.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus 1 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels. When compared to other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus 1, the display resolution (numeric) of the Olympus Stylus 1 of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has Four White Balances

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

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700. At 12,800, the Stylus 1 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus 1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Olympus digital camera support a video resolutions 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most bridge 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 in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus 1.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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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 typical of many bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently 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 digital camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this type and age.

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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 bridge cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1 range from 2.6 to 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this type and age.

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16 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was not cheap. M. Bhangal said “The camera is expensive if you are going to use it as” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. A. Trevarton mentioned in their Olympus Stylus 1 review on Amazon “The cases on offer from Olympus are expensive and do not seem to please those who have bought them”.

Several Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1 thought it was not good value for money. Shammyb said on Amazon three years ago “It is at the pricy end for a small fixed lens camera.” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review yet they still scored it 80 out of 100. In the same month expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The Olympus Stylus 1 is a pricey bit of kit.” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they rated this digital camera 4 stars.

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Not 3D

The Olympus Stylus 1 is not 3D. Most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus 1 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus 1 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus 1 are not waterproof. The Stylus 1 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12 megapixels, the Olympus Stylus 1 has a very low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average megapixel of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 12MP to 21MP.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (12.1MP) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Stylus 1 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10.7 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus 1 have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also 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 Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus 1 is 2.7, the smallest is 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. The Stylus 1 has a very big maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus 1.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus 1 is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1's total megapixels of only 12.76 megapixels is one of the least. The total megapixelss of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus 1 range from 12MP to 22MP.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Stylus 1 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus 1. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus 1 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus 1 the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus 1 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 100mm and 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 300 millimeters, the Stylus 1 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus 1 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 64 to 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. The Stylus 1 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus Stylus 1 has one of the longest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and type is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.043m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the Stylus 1 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus 1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus 1

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Olympus digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus 1.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price], or the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

If the memory card type of this Olympus digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
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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