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Olympus Stylus 1
9.0 out of 10

Olympus Stylus 1

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Overall 10
9.6

Hands-On Review: Olympus Stylus 1

Digitalcamera HQ
2 December 2014
  • Summary: Advanced compact cameras don't really offer much in the way of zoom--well, until the Olympus Stylus 1 arrived on scene anyways.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus Stylus 1

Imaging Resource
7 March 2014
  • Conclusion: It's rare when a new class of camera comes our way, but that's just what the Olympus Stylus 1 is. Yes, it's a bridge camera, but in a compact body with a long, constant aperture zoom that still yields high quality images at lower ISOs and at a reasonable price, which does put it in a whole new...
  • Pros: Bright, sharp 28-300mm eq. lens, Very good image quality at low ISOs, Small and lightweight for the quality output it can deliver, Reasonably priced by comparison, Ergonomically sound with a solid, professional feel, Built-in high-res EVF with eye detect, Tilting high-res touchscreen LCD, Highly ...
  • Cons: Lens doesn't go as wide or long as some competitors, Corners are a bit soft at wide angle, ISO settings over 800 yield noise and lack of fine detail, Base ISO yields less fine detail than cameras with larger sensors, Mixed results with continuous AF, Can struggle to focus in low light, No in-came...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

reviewed
5 March 2014

Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
23 February 2014
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus 1 is a very well designed camera with a long lens that allows you to capture good-looking photographs in many situations. But because of its small sensor, image quality isn't what it could be and it struggles to produce good images in low light.
  • Pros: A long, bright lens makes this camera very versatile.
  • Cons: This camera struggles to produce quality images in low light.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Olympus has long been an industry leader when it comes to producing small cameras. Their “Pen” series of 35mm half-frame cameras were small before small was cool, and the Olympus OM1 was the very first downsized SLR.
  • Pros: fast f2.8 fixed maximum aperture, excellent image quality, fun to use.
  • Cons: The screw-in lens cover, slight menu complexity, minor video start/stop lag
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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus STYLUS 1

Camera Labs
1 February 2014
  • Summary: The STYLUS 1 is also very compact, and when testing it alongside rivals like Panasonic's Lumix FZ200 and Sony's RX10, I kept being surprised how much smaller it was. Unlike those two models, you really can squeeze the STYLUS 1 into a smaller coat pocket, and comparatively speaking it virtually...
  • Pros: Very compact body with great controls., Built-in 28-300mm f2.8 equivalent zoom., Lower noise than models with 1/2.3in sensors., Large and detailed electronic viewfinder., Tilting touchscreen display., Built-in Wifi with great smartphone control.
  • Cons: Optics are a little soft at edges at wider focal lengths., Basic movie capabilities., No in-camera HDR or panorama modes., No focus peaking., No interval timer., Lens out-gunned by Lumix FZ200., Quality, build & movies better on Sony RX10.
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Overall 9
8.6
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Olympus Stylus 1 Review

What Digital Camera
16 January 2014
  • Summary: Up to a point, more choice is generally a good thing, so it’s nice to have another camera to choose from at the top of the advanced compact market. The Olympus Stylus 1 is a very accomplished camera from a veteran manufacturer, and can compete on equal terms with the other cameras you’ll see on the...
  • Pros: Design; Performance; Viewfinder; Versatility
  • Cons: Lens quality; Price
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
6 January 2014
  • Summary: During the fall of 2013, Olympus announced their new STYLUS 1; an "enthusiast" compact camera designed for semi-pros who need an all-in-one with manual controls and a quality lens.
  • Pros: iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, Performance is better than most compacts of the market, Excellent overall image quality, Outstanding low-light performance from sensor, lens and image stabilization, Easy to see a...
  • Cons: Camera avoids using the flash if possible, raising ISO levels, Higher noise than we'd like to see at ISO 1600 and above, Weak Pop-up flash, High price tag is not for most people
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 Review

Digitaltrends
4 January 2014
  • Conclusion: As we said, we love little cameras like the Stylus 1. No, they aren’t as convenient as a smartphone, but if you want good image quality in a compact – and are willing to carry two devices – the Stylus 1 is the type of camera you want if you aren’t shopping for a DSLR or mirrorless camera.
  • Pros: Strong f/2.8 (constant) lens, Easy-to-pair Wi-Fi, Terrific EVF, Speedy
  • Cons: Indoor/overcast images aren’t as sharp, Convoluted menu system, Expensive
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus Stylus 1

PC Magazine
24 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The Olympus Stylus 1 is a cross between and enthusiast compact and a superzoom that covers an impressive 28-300mm zoom range at f/2.8.
  • Pros: 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom lens. Excellent EVF. Tilting touch-screen LCD. Good high ISO performance. 7.6fps burst shooting. Raw capture support. Wi-Fi.
  • Cons: Noticeable color fringing in some images. Not as wide-angle as others in its class. No mic input. Pricey.
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