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Olympus Stylus 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 354 reviews of Olympus Stylus 1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the flash and exposure, while there are some mixed views about the price.

performance, portability, usability, size, reliability

exposure, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Stylus 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the exposure.

performance, portability, usability, size, reliability

exposure

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Stylus 1 Compact Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 10.7x i.Zuiko Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable Touchscreen LCDOlympus Stylus 1 Compact Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 10.7x i.Zuiko Optical Zoom) 3 inch Tiltable Touchscreen LCD

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The portability and size also get good opinions, whereas the shutter and flash get mixed comments.

performance, size, portability, usability, reliability

99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Stylus 1 12 MP Digital Camera with 10.7X f2.8 Zoom LensOlympus Stylus 1 12 MP Digital Camera with 10.7X f2.8 Zoom Lens

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus Stylus 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the design and zoom. The reliability and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price and usability.

image quality, portability, reliability, zoom, design

usability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus V109010BU000 Stylus 1 12 MP Digital Camera with 10.7XF2.8 Zoom LensOlympus V109010BU000 Stylus 1 12 MP Digital Camera with 10.7XF2.8 Zoom Lens

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus 1 review

 

Compact cameras with fast lenses and large sensors are plentiful these days, but few of them zoom much beyond the 100mm mark. On top of that, when they are zoomed in, the lenses can get significantly slower.

The Olympus Stylus 1 has an excellent 10.7x f2.8 zoom lens, fine photo quality, and excellent shooting performance. Its touch screen and electronic viewfinder are very nice, and its features and controls give it a dSLR feel.

For its $700 price tag, pixel peepers might be disappointed with its photo quality above ISO 400. Better suited for photos than movies, and there's no external mic jack.

For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.

Dec, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 1

 

The Olympus Stylus 1 is a cross between and enthusiast compact and a superzoom that covers an impressive 28-300mm zoom range at f/2.8.

28-300mm f/2.8 zoom lens. Excellent EVF. Tilting touch-screen LCD. Good high ISO performance. 7.6fps burst shooting. Raw capture support. Wi-Fi.

Noticeable color fringing in some images. Not as wide-angle as others in its class. No mic input. Pricey.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

I wouldn't consider myself a fan of superzooms. In general, the extra zoom range they offer has never been worth the image quality compromise of using a small sensor for the kind of shooting I like to do. The additional bulk of long zoom lenses is also...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Westlake (dpreview.com)

Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review

 

Note - the images used in this article are of a pre-production Stylus 1 that Olympus describes as 'not cosmetically final'. This means that they may not be entirely representative of the final production camera.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus 1

 

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Performance is better than most compacts of the market ; Excellent overall image quality ; Outstanding low-light performance from...

Camera avoids using the flash if possible, raising ISO levels ; Higher noise than we'd like to see at ISO 1600 and above ; Weak Pop-up flash ; High price tag is not for most people

The Olympus Stylus 1 combines a fantastic feature set with excellent image quality and performance to create a compact camera that you will have to get your hands on. Although you may want to put it back down after seeing the $700 dollar price tag....

Jan, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Olympus Stylus 1 Review

 

The Olympus Stylus 1 is an advanced super-zoom compact camera with a 12 megapixel 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor, 10.7x 28-300mm lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range, and a 1.44-million-dot electronic viewfinder. The lens...

The Olympus Stylus 1 super-zoom is a successful marriage of the company's high-end XZ-2 compact and the flagship OM-D E-M1 compact system camera, whilst offering a fast 28-300mm lens in a small and relatively lightweight body complete with an EVF and...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus Stylus 1

 

Olympus married off two of its highly regarded cameras -- the premium compact XZ-2 and the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless OM-D E-M5 -- to beget the Olympus Stylus 1, a high-end bridge camera featuring an electronic viewfinder, hotshoe, advanced Wi-Fi...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

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Advanced compact cameras don't really offer much in the way of zoom--well, until the Olympus Stylus 1 arrived on scene anyways.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Olympus Stylus 1

 

An advanced point-and-shoot in an OM-D's duds.

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 it seems aimed at. The difficult question of this...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Olympus Stylus 1 Review

 

Conclusion The Olympus Stylus 1 is a thoughtfully designed and robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive, non-threatening to subjects, and capable of reliably generating first-rate images. The Stylus 1 was obviously designed for...

fast f2.8 fixed maximum aperture, excellent image quality, fun to use

The screw-in lens cover, slight menu complexity, minor video start/stop lag

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:PCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BLS-5 / BLS‑5
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:TruePic VI
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.2, PRINT Image Matching III, DPOF
Camera playback:Movie, Single image / Single image, Movie
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing
Image processor:TruePic VI
Languages support:ARA, BUL, CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA / Multi
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Neutral, Vivid / Sepia
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Beach, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Documents, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset / Sunset, Documents, Portrait, Beach, Night, Fireworks, Night portrait, Sports, Panorama, Landscape
Self-timer:2,12
Self-timer delay:2,12
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie, Scene / Movie, Scene, Auto, Manual
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Sunny / Auto, Flash, Cloudy, Sunny / Auto, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N
Material:Metal

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display Resolution:1040 x 1000
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Manual, Fill-in, Slow synchronization, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):31.5 - 405.5
Flash range (wide):3.94 - 405.5

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:35
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus / Face detection, Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Closest Focusing Distance:1.97
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range:0.1 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.8 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.236 - 2.53
Lens structure:12/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/10
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11.8
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Number of aspheric elements:8
Optical Zoom:10.7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 12800 / 12800, 100
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 30 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 30 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 30 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 30 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Bridge camera
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:1/1.7
Image sensor size (W x H):0.287 x 0.217
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2976
Megapixel:12
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS / CMOS
Still image resolution(s):2560 x 1920 / 3968 x 2976, 2560 x 1920
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:12.76

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: No
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Housing material:Metal

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, AVI, M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVI,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,MPEG4,AVI,M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 320 x 240,1920 x 1080,1280 x 720,640 x 480 / 320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical / Electronic
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.22
Height:3.43
Weight:14.2
Weight (including battery):14.2
Width:4.57