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Olympus Stylus 1S Digital Camera

£530.00
Compact Camera 12MP 10.7x Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Easy to use
Good support
32 Reviews + 1 Award
dkamera.de Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Websites Dkamera.de said that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, dkamera.de, digitalfotoforalla.se and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this Olympus digital camera is 85 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, Stylus 1S owners rated this digital camera as outstanding. Over 76% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this compact camera in the top 18% of all the digital cameras of this age and type.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,447 expert and user reviews (including 54 verified purchases), Olympus has good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Eleven people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Len wrote “It is a pleasure to use” . Joe Mullally wrote on Amazon last year “Very simple to use and the auto setting isn't bad” in his review of this digital camera. James H. rated it 8 stars and he wrote “Highly recommend this compact camera to anyone who wants ease of use with built in no-hassle versatility” in his review of this digital camera.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Jack said on Bhphotovideo.com “After many years working with Nikons and Canons its taken me a while to learn and become comfortable with the Olympus designers' style” in his review of this digital camera. Maverick127 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “The eyecup of the EVF large and comfortable”.

One owner who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Terry Dacktill mentioned “Menus are easy to navigate”. One customer said that the product was easy to setup.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Terry Dacktill said on Amazon “Another positive for me is the touch sensitive rear screen” in his review of the Olympus Stylus 1S.

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Good Quality

Seventeen customers concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Image Quality”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Quality construction” in their review. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Quality Photos On Auto” but despite that they only gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

Robust

Ten owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Shegeek72 wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1S “I'd prefer less bells and whistles in favor of solid, basic functionality” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Terry Dacktill he said “The built in lens cap is a nice convenience feature”. Last year Chappie scored the product 6 stars and mentioned “Great high spec solid (die cast metal) camera” in their Olympus Stylus 1S review.

Nice Design

Three customers concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Texas Angler gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Some pretty good wildlife shots in Denali NP (although more zoom is really needed for wildlife”. Joe Mullally wrote in his review of the Olympus Stylus 1S last year “Beautiful little travel camera”. Cman Sf mentioned two years ago “Photo Quality- From what I can tell- it's pretty darn terrific” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 8 stars.

One owner concluded that it was well designed. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “Olympus has kept the Stylus 1's classy and audacious design, which d”. One owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was smooth. Terry Dacktill wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The zoom is smooth to operate and can be set at fast or slow”.

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Support

Good Support

One person thought the product had good technical guidance.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus 1S supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

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

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G3 X (£499.97), or the PowerShot G7X Mark II (£549.99) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (£498.99).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus 1S in April 2017.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera was good value for money. Cman Sf wrote “I just took them off for the trip and it was no big deal” in their review of this digital camera. In April last year Shegeek72 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The right-hand grip needs to be more substantial, perhaps rubberized, making it feel more like an inexpensive (relative to the Stylus's cost) point-and-shoot” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1S and rated the product 6 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five customers thought the product had good features. Len mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It has all of the features that I wanted in a walk around camera”. Last year Maverick127 said in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1S “Has the features of a prosumer shooter”. James H. mentioned in his review of the Olympus Stylus 1S on Amazon “Excellent specification and features” and scored the product 7 stars.


Good Picture Resolution

Twenty-one owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Shegeek72 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “In conclusion, Olympus has tried to pack too much into this camera resulting in missing the mark of consistently taking in-focus, well-exposed photographs and video”. Texas Angler rated the Olympus Stylus 1S 9 stars and said “On the way home, we were looking through some of our best photos”. Len mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Cropped images retain good IQ”.

Four customers who bought the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Bestbuy.com mentioned two years ago “Great Resolution” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1S however despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Incredible Cruiser wrote in their Olympus Stylus 1S review “When it comes to trading off portability and quick shooting for the etilmate in photo quality” . Incredible Cruiser also said “My Olympus Stylus 1s arrived this afternoon from B&H I immediately went to my favorite street shooting spot” in their review.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Bestbuy.com said “Good in Low Light” nonetheless they only rated this digital camera 1 stars. Cman Sf wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Overall it's very solid in low light” and scored it 6 stars.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

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Good Flash

Two people agreed that the product had a good flash. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Built-in flash”.

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording. In April last year Shegeek72 said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “This eliminates zooming while shooting video if one wants decent audio, which is particularly important for live music”.

Good Viewfinder

Six customers said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com said “A Viewfinder”. Jack said in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The viewfinder is awesome” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Chappie mentioned on Amazon “Lovely bright viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera.

Six customers who purchased it agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Phenomenal Evf” . Two years ago Len said on Bhphotovideo.com “The EVF is fantastic” in his Olympus Stylus 1S review. Terry Dacktill mentioned on Amazon “The view through the EVF is excellent and every bit as large”.

Two owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had a good screen. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Articulating Touch Screen” however despite that they rated the product 20 out of 100.

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Good Autofocus

Seven people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Focusing Speedaccuracy” but despite that they rated it 20 out of 100. Two years ago Len said “The auto focus is fast and sharp” in his review of this digital camera. Rajeev_d wrote on Amazon “Excellent supermacro focus” in their Olympus Stylus 1S review.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Si2005 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “F2.8 lens did a good job” and rated it 7 stars. Two years ago Terry Dacktill mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The ring around the lens can be used to override auto setting to give you f2.8 when you need it” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. In April last year Chappie mentioned “I'm not concerned with just 12MP as the sensor & Zuiko lens are top quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Five people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “28 300mm Zoom” in their Olympus Stylus 1S review. Chappie said “Optical zoom is bright at all distances” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Cman Sf said on Bhphotovideo.com “I chose the Olympus due to its size, weight, zoom range, large(ish) aperture, good reviews”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Internal stabilization”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus 1S supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the PowerShot G7X Mark II (£549.99), and the G5 X (£599.99) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (£498.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Twelve owners who bought it considered that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Compact Size” in their Olympus Stylus 1S review however they scored it 20 out of 100. Shegeek72 said “After doing a lot of research on enthusiast-class compact cameras I decided on the Stylus 1s” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 6 stars. In April last year Maverick127 scored the product 7 stars and said in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1S “It's compact enough to take everywhere.”.

Three customers thought it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Woodsideshutterbug mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Does not want to deal with the hassle of dealing with a bulky and heavy digital SLR and/or look like a tourist when traveling”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good structurally. Chappie mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Quality Olympus Construction & bright stunning lens” . One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was thin. Shegeek72 scored it 4 stars and wrote “Trying several auto-focus modes resulted in no improvement, forcing me to switch to manual focus and the manual focus ring is narrow and difficult to quickly reach” in their Olympus Stylus 1S review.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Iveljay wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “An excellent lightweight stand-in for when an OMD is overspecified”.

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Average Weight

The Stylus 1S has a fairly standard weight (402 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot G3 X (£499.97) (690g), or the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (£497) (351g) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus 1S has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot G3 X (£499.97), and the PowerShot G7X Mark II (£549.99) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (£498.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The Stylus 1S has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that have been available for more than a year the image resolution ranges from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 7952 x 5304 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Stylus 1S has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DMC-LX100 (£497), or the Lumix DMC-TZ100 (£498.99) both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm X70 (£498).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Stylus 1S has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Stylus 1S has a touchscreen, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus 1S does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

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

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Supports Live View

The Stylus 1S supports live view, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Stylus 1S features histogram, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus 1S features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

At 14 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus 1S has a very high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of this type and age is 10x, the highest is 14x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 11x.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 30x. At 10.7 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus 1S has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum aperture numbers of between 2 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 9.4. With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Stylus 1S has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 24mm and the longest is 30mm. The Olympus Stylus 1S has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three people thought it had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Good Battery Life” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Dustball said “It is light and easy to carry, has great battery life” and rated it 7 stars.


Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Stylus 1S has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Stylus 1S has an external flash connector, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus Stylus 1S features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature voice recording.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Stylus 1S has a wind filter. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a wind filter.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Stylus 1S features noise reduction, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus 1S has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus 1S has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Stylus 1S has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100 and 12800 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050332189799

Olympus Stylus 1S Review Sources

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