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Olympus Stylus 1S
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Olympus Stylus 1S Digital Camera

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12MP 10.7x BSI CMOS Apr 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
I just love the elegant leather-texture grip. Being super-slim and lightweight, theSTYLUS 1s is perfect for my trips to amazing sights around the world. A fusion of the renowned OM-D shooting... More
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera received a "Recommended" from Dkamera.de who concluded that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com, digitalfotoforalla.se and dkamera.de this camera has an overall expert rating of 85%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Stylus 1S owners on average rated this digital camera as exceptional. This puts this digital camera in the top 19% of all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec when ranked by average user review score.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good lens. Si2005 gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “F2.8 lens did a good job”. Terry Dacktill rated the Olympus Stylus 1S 5 stars and he mentioned “The ring around the lens can be used to override auto setting to give you f2.8 when you need it”.

Two people who bought the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. In November Chappie mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Optical zoom is bright at all distances”. A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Rajeev_d said in their Olympus Stylus 1S review on Amazon “Excellent supermacro focus” and gave the Olympus Stylus 1S an excellent review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Olympus Stylus 1S owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Belard Da Fonseca wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fast focus, easy to operate, bright and clear images and a perfect f2.8 all along the zoom range” . A few weeks ago Debsa mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic Pictures”. In November this year Mr Scott said “And my professionall photography friend says the quality of image is good up to a higher iso than the reviews on-line” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One person thought the product had a good image sensor.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased the Olympus Stylus 1S concluded that it was easy to use. In November Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great camera, easy to use, takes great pictures” in their Olympus Stylus 1S review and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. This month Joe Mullally scored the Olympus Stylus 1S 5 stars and he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Very simple to use and the auto setting isn't bad”. Mr Scott scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon this year “A joy to use”.

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a touch sensitive screen. Terry Dacktill mentioned in his review on Amazon “Another positive for me is the touch sensitive rear screen” and scored the product very highly.

One customer concluded that it was easy to setup. Iveljay said on Amazon this year “Thanks to the pretty well standardised layout of the Olympus menus these days it is trivial to set up to work like my OMDs”.

One Olympus Stylus 1S reviewer mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Terry Dacktill rated the product as very good and he said in his Olympus Stylus 1S review last year “I found myself right at home with no need to play the CD for the 980 page instruction manual! There is quick menu access from the FN2 button”.

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Good Size

Several customers who bought it wrote that it was compact. Belard Da Fonseca said on Amazon “Great compact camera” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Belard Da Fonseca also said “The BEST compact camera for travels”. Debsa mentioned “The camera is really compact” in their Olympus Stylus 1S review.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good weight. Terry Dacktill said on Amazon “Small, versatile, light weight, high quality feel” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. One Olympus Stylus 1S owner said that the Olympus Stylus 1S was good structurally.

One person said that the Olympus Stylus 1S was lightweight. Iveljay wrote on Amazon this month “An excellent lightweight stand-in for when an OMD is overspecified” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus 1S was good quality. Chappie mentioned “Quality Olympus Construction & bright stunning lens” . Chappie also mentioned “I'm not concerned with just 12MP as the sensor & Zuiko lens are top quality and give really sharp results”. Joe Mullally wrote “Got some excellent quality photos” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Robust

Five Olympus Stylus 1S owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. In November this year Chappie said in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1S “Great high spec solid (die cast metal) camera”. James H. said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Highly recommend this compact camera to anyone who wants ease of use with built in no-hassle versatility”. Terry Dacktill wrote in his Olympus Stylus 1S review “The built in lens cap is a nice convenience feature”.

Good Brand

Olympus compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed the Olympus Stylus 1S considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “Olympus has kept the Stylus 1's classy and audacious design, which d” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One Olympus Stylus 1S reviewer who bought it concluded that it was smooth. In November last year Terry Dacktill mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is smooth to operate and can be set at fast or slow” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

One Olympus Stylus 1S reviewer who bought the Olympus Stylus 1S thought it was good looking. This year Joe Mullally gave it an excellent review and he wrote on Amazon “Beautiful little travel camera”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. One person who bought this digital camera considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. Terry Dacktill mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The view through the EVF is excellent and every bit as large”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus 1S had a good viewfinder. A few weeks ago Chappie wrote on Amazon “Lovely bright viewfinder”.

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Good Support

One customer who bought it wrote that it had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

One person thought it had good features. James H. wrote in his review of the Olympus Stylus 1S on Amazon “Excellent specification and features”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Olympus Stylus 1S supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus 1S, the Stylus 1S supports WiFi connectivity.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Stylus 1S has an image stabiliser.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Supports One Image Format

The Stylus 1S has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The image formats RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Stylus 1S has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 15s, the longest is 300s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 59s.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Stylus 1S has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Olympus camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus 1S. The white balance modes "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Shade", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Stylus 1S has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus 1S.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Stylus 1S has a very high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The maximum playback zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus 1S range from 10x to 14x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 11x.

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Has Six Shooting Modes

The Stylus 1S has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Olympus camera has an Aperture priority shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus 1S. The shooting modes "Auto", "Manual", "Movie", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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

This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Stylus 1S is more than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Olympus camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of this age and type. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Olympus Stylus 1S has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Olympus camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. The auto focus "Face detection", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

The Stylus 1S does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Stylus 1S does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus 1S also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Olympus Stylus 1S does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus 1S, the Stylus 1S is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Olympus Stylus 1S is not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The Stylus 1S has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year is 19MP.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a BSI CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

Compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus 1S have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 22. The Stylus 1S has a fairly big maximum aperture (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1S.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus 1S is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus 1S. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Olympus Stylus 1S has a fairly few total megapixel count (only 12.76 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average total megapixel count of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus 1S is 21MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 33MP.

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Only Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus Stylus 1S is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 6,400, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus 1S has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus 1S the best image resolution is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year the JPEG frame rates range from 30fps to 120fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Stylus 1S has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus 1S.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Olympus Stylus 1S has a quite long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus 1S. Similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus 1S have minimum focal lengths of between 18mm and 28mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus 1S

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Stylus 1S has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 402 grams, the Olympus Stylus 1S has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10.7 times zoom factor, the Stylus 1S has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus 1S.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Networking
Technical Details

1 Award

dkamera.de Recommended

Expert Reviews

(7)
4 August 2015

One thing still amazes us: the compactness of the Stylus 1s. Unfortunately, though, given its very few updates, especially in terms of picture quality (same sensor, same processor), the constant...

Otherwise, the changes made are all in firmware. You can now change the zoom control on the left side of the camera's lens barrel to operate in steps rather than smoothly, with a total of nine... Read more…

12 April 2015

Released towards the end of 2013, the Olympus Stylus 1 was an enthusiast all-in-one camera boasting a 12MP high-sensitivity CMOS image sensor, the TruePic VI image processor, and a 10.7x i.Zuiko... Read more…

Il y a une chose qui nous étonne toujours autant : la compacité du Stylus 1s. Par contre, en vue des très faibles évolutions apportées, notamment en termes de qualité d'image (même capteur,...

9 November 2015

Stylus 1s ligner Olympus' systemkameraer i OM-D-serien til forveksling, men er et kompaktkamera. Det har kraftig zoom, en fin sk...

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User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Jack
Jack would recommend the Olympus Stylus 1S (Verified Purchase)

After many years working with Nikons and Canons its taken me a while to learn and become comfortable with the Olympus designers' style. So far we're doing fine. Like all small sensor cameras it... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by Len
Len would recommend the Olympus Stylus 1S (Verified Purchase)

This is my first experience with any Olympus product and I must say that the Olympus Stylus 1s turned out to be a better camera than I expected it to be. The auto focus is fast and sharp. Zoomed... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2015 by Texas Angler
Texas Angler would recommend the Olympus Stylus 1S

I purchased the Stylus 1s for my daughter as a graduation present. A week later we left for an Alaska vacation. She was pretty new to photography and still relied on "auto" mode heavily. I was... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2015 by Incredible Cruiser
Incredible Cruiser would recommend the Olympus Stylus 1S

My Stylus 1s arrived this afternoon from B&H I immediately when to my favorite street shooting spot, the Playa del Rey breakwall in Los Angeles, to see what it could do. We're leaving on Monday... Read more…

Reviewed 18 May 2015 by Carrie Nolan
Carrie Nolan would recommend the Olympus Stylus 1S (Verified Purchase)

I went to the B&H on 34th Street with a simple "must have" list for the camera I wanted to get, and no working knowledge of what camera I should go for. I wanted a camera that had a video option,... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus stylus1, olympus stylus1s, olympus stylus1sb, olympus stylus1sbl, olympus stylus1sblk, olympus v109020bu000
Barcodes 00050332189799

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