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Olympus Stylus 1 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 12MP 10.7x May 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Twelve industry awards
Very compact, easy to handle
Basic movie capabilities
103 Reviews + 12 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

This Olympus camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras of this type and age.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom wrote that this Olympus camera was very good.

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

The writer at one more expert review site wrote that this Olympus digital camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This Olympus camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

The authors at three other expert review sites all wrote that this low megapixel digital camera was good. This camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

Good Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Excellent Owner Reviews

This Olympus camera has a marvellous average owner rating based on 79 owner reviews. Over 79% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 4,447 owner and expert reviews (including 84 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus 1 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Image Resolution

The Stylus 1 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 7952 x 5304 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Lens System

Eight Aspheric Elements

Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera only have between one and seven aspheric elements, however the Olympus Stylus 1 has eight aspheric elements.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 6.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Stylus 1 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Stylus 1 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of a similar age and type to this camera range from 2.7 to 38.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Stylus 1 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 24mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 28mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10.7 times zoom factor, the Stylus 1 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than a year ago have display resolutions (numeric) of between 1 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 570,000 pixels. The Stylus 1 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,040,000 pixel) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus 1 has an HDMI, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus 1 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Stylus 1 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Stylus 1 supports live view. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Stylus 1 features histogram, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera, the Olympus Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus 1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Voice Recording

The Olympus Stylus 1 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Camera Labs wrote “Lower noise than models with 12.3in sensors” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Grumpy scored the Olympus Stylus 1 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I have restricted ISO to 800 max when I have ISO on Auto and noise doesn't seem too bad”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.

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Lower Noise Than Models With 12.3in Sensors

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Camera Labs wrote “Lower noise than models with 12.3in sensors” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Grumpy scored the Olympus Stylus 1 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I have restricted ISO to 800 max when I have ISO on Auto and noise doesn't seem too bad”.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Nikon 1 J1.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Stylus 1 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a USB connectivity.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus 1 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Compact, Easy to Handle

Fourty customers who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Camera Labs wrote in their Olympus Stylus 1 review “Very compact body with great controls” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Digital Versus said “Very compact, easy to handle” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com wrote on expert website CNET.com “For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range”.

Five customers who bought it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Dpreview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website DP Review “Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems”. Three years ago Richard wrote in his review of this digital camera “I used to take heavy lenses, SLR bodies”. Amazon Customer said “My various digital Canons - 5D, 550D and 40D - and their accompanying lenses are a bit heavy to cart around” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Clashcity Rocker gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It's lightweight and not too bulky (sadly the design of the viewfinder makes it more bulky that it needs to be)”.

Two customers who purchased it thought it was easy to carry around. Ey mentioned “Build quality, rugged, great pictures, easy to carry, perfect fit for my hands” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Alison said in her review of this digital camera “I've used SLRs for years and this is a great compromise camera when you want something small and easy to carry” .

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. One owner wrote in their reviews that it was good structurally.

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Average Weight

The Stylus 1 has a fairly average weight (402 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Support

Good Support

Five owners said that the Olympus Stylus 1 had good technical guidance. Four years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “A 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and full manual controls”. Three years ago Liveatpc.com mentioned “Even a Full Manual mode” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said “Buying Guide Best compact camera Nevertheless”.


Power

Battery Life Over 500 Photos

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Digital Versus wrote “Battery life over 500 photos”. Me said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great battery life”.


Features

Its Features and Controls Give it a DSLR Feel

Nine owners mentioned that this digital camera had good features. Cnet.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on CNET.com four years ago “Its features and controls give it a dSLR feel”. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The Olympus Stylus 1 is the latest serious compact camera from Olympus and features a bright f/2.8 10.7x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation”. Three years ago Mr. A. Trevarton mentioned “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 Olympus Stylus 1 review and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus Stylus 1 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus 1 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus 1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Good Flash

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good flash. Richard mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The built in flash performs so well that many will not need a shoe mounted flashgun” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

10.7x Zoom Range

Twenty-two owners thought the Olympus Stylus 1 had a good zoom. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Built-in 28 300mm 2.8 equivalent zoom” . Also three years ago Digital Versus wrote “Fast, constant 2.8 zoom lens with ND filter”. Dp Review wrote “10.7x zoom range” in their review of this digital camera.

Fourteen owners wrote that this digital camera had a good lens. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Strong 2.8 (constant) lens”. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “Despite not being an interchangable lens camera with a huge image sensor” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Digitalversus.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The Olympus Stylus 1 brings a breath of fresh air to the bridge market, proving that new-gen bridges can have it all, with a fast lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Three years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint “There's that significant zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and fast autofocus which saw us”. Al said on Amazon “Great electronic viewfinder, very fast focusing, 35 focus points, very satisfied with picture quality”. Two years ago Grumpy said on Amazon “With the flick of a lever this ring can be used for manual focus, that in my view works very well”.

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7.6fps Burst Shooting

Thirty-five customers who bought it wrote that it was able to produce good images. Digitaltrends.com said “If you want good image quality in a compact –”. Photoreview.com.au wrote three years ago “Keen bird photographers will welcome the ability to turn off the camera's operating sounds for near-silent operation” in their review of this digital camera. Dpreview.com mentioned “Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control”.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Dpreview.com said in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on expert review site DP Review “Good low-light performance”. R.m. said on Amazon “Very good in low light”. Three years ago G. Rosenberg gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “I have found it a really good camera for gigs and festivals, most allow fixed zooms and this gives you a great chance to grab low light photos”.

Three customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “7.6fps burst shooting” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Cnet.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Excellent shooting performance”. Mr. A. Trevarton said on Amazon three years ago “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” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good ISO range. One person who bought it concluded that it had a good image sensor.

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Large and Detailed Electronic Viewfinder

Sixteen owners who bought the product considered that it had a good viewfinder. Four years ago Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Its touch screen and electronic viewfinder are very nice” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1. Camera Labs mentioned three years ago “Large and detailed electronic viewfinder” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Cameralabs.com wrote “Compact bridge camera with a 10.7x 28-300mm range, constant f2.8 aperture, built-in viewfinder and a larger sensor than most rival models” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Four years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent EVF” and rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Digital Versus said “Pleasant EVF with good definition”. Henk Van Aken mentioned in their review of this digital camera “An excellent camera for travel and street photography with great EVF” .

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Techsmart.co.za wrote in their review of this digital camera “Superb LCD screen” . Camera Labs mentioned “Tilting touchscreen display”. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker wrote in their review of this digital camera “The onscreen display has helper hints, great for less experienced photographers”.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was mirrorless. Three years ago expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned “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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Basic Movie Capabilities

Nine people concluded that the Olympus Stylus 1 was not good for video recording. Camera Labs said in their review of this digital camera “Quality, build movies better on Sony R 10”. Three years ago Digitalcamerareview.com said “The screwin lens cover, slight menu complexity, minor video startstop lag” but they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Camera Labs also wrote “Basic movie capabilities” in their review.


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Good Connectivity

One person thought the product was good in terms of connectivity. M. Bhangal gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 three years ago “Excellent connectivity”.


Design

Extremely Solid, Well Built Body

Thirteen people who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Techsmart.co.za said “Extremely solid, well built body”. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “A compact build”. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “BUILD AND DESIGN The earliest digital Stylus models retained the compactness and durable construction of that original "clamshell" Stylus” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that the Olympus Stylus 1 was reliable. Digitalcamerareview.com scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “Capable of reliably generating first-rate images”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Three years ago expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said “CONCLUSION The Olympus Stylus 1 is a thoughtfully designed and robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive, non-threatening to subjects” in their review of this digital camera.

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Great Design

Ten customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was well designed. Pocket Lint wrote three years ago “Long zoom with 2.8 constant maximum aperture, excellent builtin viewfinder, dual function lens ring, fast autofocus, topspec design” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Trusted Reviews said “Retrostyled design”. Four years ago Cnet.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website CNET.com “The Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design”.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Three years ago Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Digital Versus “It's a stylish and distincti”. Waldey said “When powered down, this little camera will slip into a coat pocket and the compact style lens cap seems do do an adequate job of protecting the front element”. Three years ago G. Wylie wrote “Stylish Olympian!” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner considered that it was ergonomic. Techsmart.co.za said “Terrific ergonomics” in their review of this digital camera. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was retro. Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Most of the big camera-makers are keen on retro styling these days.”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was angular. Expert website T3.com wrote “It has a serious looking angular design, echoing the brand's flagship Olympus OM-D E-M5”. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth. Clashcity Rocker wrote on Amazon “Zoom is smooth and quiet and good”.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was neat. Michael J. Davies mentioned on Amazon “Has some neat aspects, takes half decent piccies”.

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Image Quality Up to is 400 is Excellent

Twenty-two people who bought it considered that it was good quality. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Fast 2.8 fixed maximum aperture, excellent image quality, fun to use”. Four years ago Cnet.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their Olympus Stylus 1 review “The Olympus Stylus 1 has an excellent 10.7x 2.8 zoom lens, fine photo quality”. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Image quality up to IS 400 is excellent” in their review of this digital camera.

Lovely Control Dial Encircling the Lens

Twenty-three people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Digital Versus mentioned “Good control layout with customisable options”. Techsmart.co.za mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lovely control dial encircling the lens” . Camera Labs wrote “Built-in Wifi with great smartphone control”.

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Mr David Valentine mentioned on Amazon “The digital zoom shows no sign of degrading for normal use and the menus are fairly straightforward” in his review of this digital camera. Grumpy scored the Olympus Stylus 1 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “There are two custom (user) modes to save settings to and recall with C1 or C2 on the Mode Dial”. Grumpy also said “So what is it like to use? It feels quite solid and it is easy to quickly get at most settings” in their review.

One customer wrote that the product was easy to handle. G. Wylie said “Feels nice with the grabbing parts rubberised to offer secure handling” in their review of this digital camera.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus 1 in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04545350044992, 04545350046323, 04545350047665

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