The Olympus Stylus 1 compact camera pairs a larger-than-average 1/1.7" BSI-CMOS sensor with an F2.8, 28-300mm zoom lens, high resolution electronic viewfider, 'hybrid' control ring, and Wi-Fi. The control ring can be toggled between digital or analog mode. In digital mode, the ring adjusts zooming or manual focusing; in analog, it adjusts settings such as aperture, shutter speed and more. The camera is also equipped with a hot shoe for accessories, built-in flash, a side zoom lever with variable speeds, and two customizable function buttons for easy access to commonly used settings. Other notable features include a built-in ND filter, tilting touchscreen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, and 1080p movie recording. All of these features are packed into a compact body that strongly resembles the popular Olympus OM-D EM-5.
Olympus Stylus 1 Compact Camera
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- 12MP 1/1.7" BSI-CMOS sensor
- 28-300mm equivalent F2.8 lens (10.7x optical zoom) with optical image stabilization
- ISO 100-12800
- Up to 7 FPS continuous shooting
- 3" tilting touch LCD with 1,040,000 dots
- Built-in electronic viewfinder with 1,440,000 dots
- 1080/30p HD video (H.264/MPEG-4)
- Raw/JPEG/ Raw+JPEG
- Built-in Wi-Fi with smartphone control
- Magnesium alloy body
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Max resolution||3968 x 2976|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 12800|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes (2)|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine, normal, basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–300 mm|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2X)|
|Normal focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Macro focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Number of focus points||25|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Touch screen||Yes (Touch focus, touch shutter, menus)|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash modes||Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual|
|Continuous drive||7 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high speed: 640 x 480 (120p), 320 x 240 (240p)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||with smartphone control|
|Remote control||Yes (via RM-UC1)|
|Battery description||BLS-5 lithium-ion battery pack and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||410|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||402 g (0.89 lb / 14.18 oz)|
|Dimensions||116 x 87 x 57 mm (4.57 x 3.43 x 2.24″)|
My experience with the Stylus 1
I purchased the Stylus 1 to complement my two Canons - a G1X and an SX230HS - with the hope of replacing my SX230HS and giving it to a relative as a gift. I tested the camera alongside my SX230 over the weekend in various shooting situations. Unfortunately, the camera did not meet my needs/expectations and I am returning it. I am going to keep this brief and to the point. What I liked about the camera: (1) Beautiful bright LCD (2) Very nice, useable EVF (3) ...
Versatile, not flawless.
I like a lot about this camera; it has a sturdy 'feel' about it. The EVF and the nice large (touch-) screen work fine. For me it's the ideal camera to take out on a trip, shoot some nice landscapes and some details you like one a building.... The focusing could be a bit faster under difficult circumstances (photographing a frog in a dark pond proved to be quite difficult). I don't experience this as a very 'fast' camera when being around kids or sports. And it's hardly a ''pocket''-camera. I ...
Stylus 1: A deafening silence
For a long time Amazon had an availability date of 11/28 posted, but no more. And I find no news about possible release here or anywhere else I can search. So I'm wondering if Olympus has cancelled the release of this model and I'm the only person who missed their announcement. Does anyone out there have any news?
you could try the actual, official Olympus website: http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/stylus-1.html where you will find this statement: "PRE-ORDER | FREE SHIPPING! Expected to ship in early to mid December." Steve Continue Reading
http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/special/20131211_627071.html Continue Reading
USB charging an Olympus Stylus 1
I read that the Olympus Stylus 1 battery can be recharged via usb. However, the reviewer went on to say about usb charging with windows xp, vista, 7, 8 etc. This left me wondering if windows is needed as part of the charging process or if it can be recharged via any usb ports e.g. a usb port found in a car radio? Thank you for any help.
Buy me a Stylus 1 and I'll gladly test it for you :-P With my XZ-1 it's no problem, it charges with usb in the car, or with the usb adapter of my Sony phone. Continue Reading
Thanks for the indicator that usb might be ok with my camera. Hoping a Stylus 1 user might be able to confirm. Continue Reading
Oly XZ-2 vs Panny LX7 at elevated ISO?
If anyone out there has first-hand experience of these two cameras at ISO 400-1600, either raw or jpg or both, I'd appreciate your comments. The reason for my question is that I understand the forthcoming Stylus 1 will have the same sensor as the XZ-2 (tho maybe an upgraded processing engine). I'm strongly inclined to buy a Stylus 1 to supplement, and eventually replace, my LX7, which has been a fine camera for me. The Stylus 1 has at least three obvious advantages over the LX7; namely an on-board EVF, a longer tele, and a tilting screen. (Slower lens, tho. :-( ) It would be icing on the cake if the Stylus 1 image quality at elevated ISO at least matches, or possibly betters, the LX7. The ISO comparisons by DPR look like the XZ-2 does better than the LX7 all across that range, but studio tests don't always tell the same story as field experience. Please let me know if you have any experience -- or even informed opinion on the question. Thanks. I hope my LX7 doesn't know I'm thinking ...
David, Whether you trust the DxOMark data or not (let's assume they are reliable, which is a safe bet), they make a very good living comparing sensors and lenses to each other in somewhat narrowly defined and precise parameters. Measuring SNR for each sensor in a fixed lens body requires some interpolation and fudge factoring as the lens itself cannot be removed from the system. The calculations are done on the RAW file output from the camera and various lens induced variables have to factored out using complex formulas (see the site for the mind blowing mathematics). Even DxOMark offers this caveat: (1) All sensor scores reflect only the RAW sensor performance of a camera body. All measurements are performed on the RAW image file BEFORE demosaicing or other processing prior to final image delivery. DxOMark does not address such other important criteria as image signal processing, mechanical robustness, ease of use, flexibility, optics quality, value for money, etc. While RAW sensor ... Continue Reading
Well, neither can I. So I pre-ordered one from B&H. Next step: psychotherapy! Continue Reading
There are so many choices, hard to say if the one we make is the best anymore. Used to be clearer. The why would be: 28-300mm f2.8 lens 1.44M dot built-in EVF borrowed from the EM5 1.04M dot 3" tilt touchscreen LCD display with the Fast Touch AF Usable WiFi with Smartphone App for external viewing and control 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor Full HD video Amazing looks All for half the price of an RX10. Sure, the RX10 will have slightly better IQ but, since I had spent some time owning the amazing Canon SX50HS, I have learned the secret to better IQ through optical zoom versus digital cropping (pixel peeping). Optical zoom, especially with a bright, sharp lens, trumps cropping every time. Just frame the shot right in the first place and you don't have to give up any IQ in post processing. I have found using this technique, you can significantly offset a disadvantage in image sensor size. The problem with the SX50, as I had discovered, was it's rather lackluster lens. It was just too slow ... Continue Reading