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9.2 out of 10

Olympus Stylus 1

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Overall 8
8.4

Olympus Stylus 1 Review

Digital Camera Review
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Conclusion The Olympus Stylus 1 is a thoughtfully designed and robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive, non-threatening to subjects, and capable of reliably generating first-rate images. The Stylus 1 was obviously designed for photography enthusiasts, by photography enthusiasts. The stylish little Stylus 1 does everything very well - image quality, operational speed, and usability/functionality are all above average. Still not convinced?
  • 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 disappears inside a bag.
  • 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 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 delivers enthusiast compact for zoom lovers

CNET
26 January 2014
  • Summary: For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
  • Cons: For its $700 price tag, pixel peepers might be disappointed with its photo quality above ISO 400. Better suited for photos than movies, and there's no external mic jack.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 delivers enthusiast compact for zoom lovers

CNET
26 January 2014
  • Summary: For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
  • Cons: For its $700 price tag, pixel peepers might be disappointed with its photo quality above ISO 400. Better suited for photos than movies, and there's no external mic jack.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 delivers enthusiast compact for zoom lovers

CNET
26 January 2014
  • Summary: For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
  • Cons: For its $700 price tag, pixel peepers might be disappointed with its photo quality above ISO 400. Better suited for photos than movies, and there's no external mic jack.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 delivers enthusiast compact for zoom lovers

CNET
26 January 2014
  • Summary: For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
  • Cons: For its $700 price tag, pixel peepers might be disappointed with its photo quality above ISO 400. Better suited for photos than movies, and there's no external mic jack.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 delivers enthusiast compact for zoom lovers

CNET
26 January 2014
  • Summary: For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
  • Cons: For its $700 price tag, pixel peepers might be disappointed with its photo quality above ISO 400. Better suited for photos than movies, and there's no external mic jack.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Stylus 1 delivers enthusiast compact for zoom lovers

CNET
26 January 2014
  • Summary: For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and features.
  • Cons: For its $700 price tag, pixel peepers might be disappointed with its photo quality above ISO 400. Better suited for photos than movies, and there's no external mic jack.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
8 April 2014
  • Conclusion: With a 10.7x zoom lens and a built-in ND filter feature, the Stylus 1 is a powerful camera. It enables you to shoot in a host of situations and it's compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket or handbag. That versatility comes at a price though. At £549 the Stylus 1 is at the more expensive end of the bridge and compact markets, costing as much as an entry-level D-SLR. For this reason, it will only appeal to enthusiasts who value portability first and foremost.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 9
8.8
Video quality 8
8.3
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus Stylus 1

PhotoReview
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Olympus has designed the Stylus 1 for photographers who want sophisticated controls and raw file support without the bulk associated with a DSLR or a CSC with a collection of lenses. Two features are likely to have the greatest appeal for most potential purchasers: having a viewfinder on a compact, high-end digicam and the relatively long zoom range with the compact camera body.
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