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Olympus Stylus 1
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Olympus Stylus 1 Digital Camera

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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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42 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this camera and have given it twelve awards.

Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all strongly endorse this bridge camera camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Olympus camera was given a "Recommended" award by Digitaltrends.com, Dgl.ru and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom wrote that this bridge camera camera was good.

The editor of PC Mag said that this Olympus digital camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was good. Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this Olympus digital camera a "5 Star" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Thirty-one experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this Olympus digital camera on average 84%. That puts this digital camera in the top 13% of all the cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 78 owner reviews this camera has a marvellous overall owner rating. This means that users think this bridge camera camera is one of the very best bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Alison wrote on Amazon “Was shooting away without trying to work out how very quickly! The electronic viewfinder is actually quite impressive”. Alison also wrote “It really is a useful viewfinder”. Two years ago Grumpy wrote on Amazon “The thing that I miss most when using it is a viewfinder”.

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. Al gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned three years ago “Like movable monitor screen very useful”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder. Henk Van Aken mentioned “Street photography with great EVF”. 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 customer mentioned that the product was mirrorless. 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” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review.

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Good Quality Lens

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The aperture of 2.8 across the whole range of the zoom is amazing” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Flingelbunt said in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on Amazon “The Stylus 1 has an excellent lens with really versatile zoom range, with a maximum aperture of F2.8 across the whole range” and rated this digital camera as excellent. G. Wylie wrote on Amazon “One feature is the brilliant 28-300mm Zuiko zoom lens which can maintain a bright f2.8 aperture maximum right across this broad range to help you shoot in poor light”.

A number of people wrote that this digital camera had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 “It has a fast f2-f2.8 lens with a 28-112mm equivalent zoom” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on Amazon “Got a decent bokeh effect from it, which is always a good sign that it's a fast lens (quoted F2.8”. G. Rosenberg gave the Olympus Stylus 1 a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The constant f2.8 is really fast and the quality of the lens is excellent” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1.

Several customers who purchased the product thought it had a good autofocus. Clashcity Rocker mentioned on Amazon “Takes great pictures without fuss, getting the right shot in perfect focus pretty much every time, even in challenging conditions”. Three years ago Pocket-Lint.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “There's that significant zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and fast autofocus which saw us”.

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Good Quality Pictures

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

Five Olympus Stylus 1 owners who bought it thought it was good in low light. C. M. Smith mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is amazing and the quality of photos in low light is brilliant”. Three years ago G. Rosenberg rated the product as excellent and wrote on Amazon “This gives you a great chance to grab low light photos”. Grumpy mentioned on Amazon “Auto focus works quickly even in low light” in their review.

Several people said in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

One customer concluded that the product had a good picture resolution. Mr. A. Trevarton wrote on Amazon “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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Robust

A few Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. G. Rosenberg said on Amazon three years ago “Extremely well made”. Grumpy wrote “It has a built in ND filter (3 stops” in their review of this digital camera. Richard said “It combines all the abilities of a good SLR, with compact build and ease of use” in his Olympus Stylus 1 review and gave the product an excellent review.

A few Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers concluded that this digital camera was strong and durable. Alison wrote “It feels sturdy and robust” in her review of this digital camera.

Some Olympus Stylus 1 owners wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus 1 was reliable. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 “Robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive, non-threatening to subjects”. Digitalcamerareview.com also wrote “Capable of reliably generating first-rate images”.

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Nice Design

A number of Olympus Stylus 1 owners agreed that this digital camera was good looking. G. Wylie scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Stylish Olympian!”. Grumpy mentioned in their Olympus Stylus 1 review on Amazon “All in all it is pretty slick and speedy”. Michael J. Davies wrote on Amazon “Is a pretty good camera” but in spite of that he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Several Olympus Stylus 1 owners who reviewed the product said that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on expert website CNET.com “The Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design”. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “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.

Some Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Miss E J Jones said on Amazon “Well designed and flexible” in her review. Miss E J Jones also wrote “The camera is well designed and has a really good zoom for it size”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Clashcity Rocker gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Zoom is smooth and quiet and good” in their review of this digital camera.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer considered that the product was neat. Two years ago Michael J. Davies mentioned in his review on Amazon “Has some neat aspects, takes half decent piccies” however despite that he only scored it 60 out of 100.

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Good Size

Some Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Alison mentioned in her review on Amazon “I'm looking for a high-performing stills compact”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Best Xmas present I've ever had! Having had an assortment of cameras over the years including compact, bridge, 4/3”. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker mentioned on Amazon “Lens appears initially to be excellent for a fixed lens compact” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Alison said “This is a great compromise camera when you want something small and easy to carry” in her Olympus Stylus 1 review. Ey mentioned in their Olympus Stylus 1 review on Amazon “Build quality, rugged, great pictures, easy to carry, perfect fit for my hands”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera 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)”.

One Olympus Stylus 1 owner who reviewed it thought it was good structurally. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “DESIGN The earliest digital Stylus models retained the compactness and durable construction of that original "clamshell" Stylus”.

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Good Technical Features

Eight Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers concluded that it had good features. Two years ago G. Riley mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 “A very nice camera with lots of customisable features to fit the likes of just about every photographer”. Grumpy gave this digital camera an excellent review and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon also two years ago “I will highlight some of the useful features”. Mr. A. Trevarton wrote on Amazon three years ago “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”.

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Three years ago 411 gave the Olympus Stylus 1 an excellent review score and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is quick to start up, build quality is fantastic”. Al wrote “Great electronic viewfinder, very fast focusing, 35 focus points, very satisfied with picture quality” in his review and scored the product very highly. Alison said on Amazon “The build quality is excellent and it feels sturdy”.

Easy to Use

Nineteen customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Alison said on Amazon “This is a super camera that is very functional, easy to use, responsive and delivers excellent results” in her review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a very good review score. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker wrote on Amazon “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. Clashcity Rocker also mentioned “The camera is really easy to use the basic functions”.

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Grumpy mentioned on Amazon two years ago “There are two custom (user) modes to save settings to and recall with C1 or C2 on the Mode Dial” in their Olympus Stylus 1 review. Grumpy also mentioned “It is easy to quickly get at most settings”. Mr David Valentine said on Amazon “The digital zoom shows no sign of degrading for normal use and the menus are fairly straightforward”.

One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was easy to handle. G. Wylie gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Feels nice with the grabbing parts rubberised to offer secure handling”.

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Good Support

Some people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Grumpy gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1 on Amazon “With the flick of a lever this ring can be used for manual focus, that in my view works very well”. Waldey mentioned “Having learned on manual cameras, I really enjoy exploring all the full capabilities of the Stylus” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Olympus Stylus 1 review on Ephotozine “A 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and full manual controls”.

Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

Bridge camera digital cameras manufactured by Olympus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge camera digital cameras) and found that Olympus also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Connectivity

Some Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Alison scored this digital camera very highly and she said in her Olympus Stylus 1 review “The wifi feature is handy and I've used it a few times to be able to share images quickly”. Grumpy said on Amazon “It has built in Wi-Fi” in their review of the Olympus Stylus 1.

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

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer concluded that it was quiet. One Olympus Stylus 1 reviewer thought the product was noisy. M. Bhangal wrote three years ago “Good optics (best in class for range given the constant f2.8) and well controlled noise (clean to about ISO400”.

Good Flash

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

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Me wrote on Amazon “Great battery life”.

Good Video Capture

A few Olympus Stylus 1 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. M. Bhangal mentioned in their review “An error has occurred while attempting video playback” .

Supports Wi-Fi

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

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus 1 which do not support Full HD video, the Olympus Stylus 1 supports Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Stylus 1 supports video capability. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus 1 do not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability which you might want to look at including the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price], or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus 1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus 1 also have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price], or the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

With a weight of only 402 grams, the Stylus 1 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus 1. The average weight of cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus 1 is 510g, and the weights range from 120g to 910g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (637g and cheaper).

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. 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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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently 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 digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras of this type and age the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. The Olympus Stylus 1 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Stylus 1 has one of the highest display resolution (numeric)s (1,040,000 pixel) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 500,000 pixels.

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Eight Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Stylus 1 is a eight number of aspheric elements camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus Stylus 1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus 1 is 7,700, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000. The Stylus 1 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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 cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus 1.

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

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Stylus 1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly 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 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 the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1.

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

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Stylus 1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus 1. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus 1.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Olympus Stylus 1 has a greater number of audio formats than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this camera.

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15 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The Olympus Stylus 1 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus 1, the Olympus Stylus 1 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras of this type and age range from 12MP to 21MP. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the megapixel of the Stylus 1 of only 12 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Olympus Stylus 1 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10.7 times zoom factor) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.3x to 65x.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus 1 is 6.6. When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the maximum aperture number of the Olympus Stylus 1 of only 2.8 is one of the biggest.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus 1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus 1. 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 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 bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus 1. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

Bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus 1 have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 22MP. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus 1 that we have assessed the total megapixels of, the Stylus 1's total megapixels of only 12.76 megapixels is one of the least.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Stylus 1 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus 1. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus 1 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec 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)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 300 millimeters, the Stylus 1 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus 1 is 100mm and the longest is 1,600mm.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of this type and age is 93, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 64 to 400. At 100, the Olympus Stylus 1 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus 1.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. The Olympus Stylus 1 has one of the longest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.3m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.043m. The Olympus Stylus 1 has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus 1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus 1

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Stylus 1 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus 1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which is cheaper.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price], and the FinePix HS30EXR[pl_2071810_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or 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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price].

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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
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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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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
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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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