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Olympus Stylus 1
8.6 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 6
6.0

Olympus Stylus 1

neocamera.com
24 July 2014
  • Summary: The Olympus Stylus 1 brings an impressive number of controls and an excellent large 1.15X magnification EVF with Eye-Start in the body of a compact camera. A well-designed control-ring switches between steps and continuous rotation for optimal parameter setting and smooth manual focus.
  • Pros: Constant F/2.8 aperture, Low image noise, Excellent metering, Very good automatic white-balance, Speedy and accurate autofocus, Fast and responsive, Superb EVF with Eye-Start sensor, Direct mechanical controls and unique control-ring, Great build quality
  • Cons: General image softness, Limited dynamic-range, Some shutter-lag, Noticeable distortion near wide-angle, Not always Exposure-Priority, Incorrect histogram, Impossible to setup framing for video
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

reviewed
5 March 2014
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
3 March 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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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 Review

Digitaltrends
15 February 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.
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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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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 9
9.0

Olympus Stylus 1

PC Magazine
16 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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Expert Review

DP Review
29 October 2013
  • Conclusion: I wouldn't consider myself a fan of superzooms. In general, the extra zoom range they offer has never been worth the image quality compromise of using a small sensor for the kind of shooting I like to do.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 review

Pocket Lint
27 March 2014
  • Conclusion: 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 f/2.8 maximum aperture and fast autofocus which saw us snapping some lovely shots.
  • Pros: Long zoom with f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, excellent built-in viewfinder, dual function lens ring, fast autofocus, top-spec design
  • Cons: Bulky, expensive, no focus peaking for manual focus, would like wider-angle lens, image quality not great at higher ISO settings
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