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Olympus-stylus-1.34151996
9.4 out of 10

Olympus Stylus 1

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Overall 10
10

Phenomenal Porrtaits

DanO, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Still getting used to a very capable albeit complex camera. I've never gotten better close up shots of faces ever before. Wish it had wider angle lens.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Limited Zoom
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid All Around Camera

Ger, B&H Photo
16 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought the Stylus 1 to take to concert venues where I can't get in with my "professional" DSLR. No problem! The 28-300mm zoom lens and constant f/2.8 aperture are perfect for shooting live concerts. Small and unobtrusive, no one knows that you're able to easily and consistently capture DSLR quality shots. The auto focus is fast and accurate, and the menu system is reasonably simple to master.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

princewolf, DP Review
12 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This camera is just too good for my age (born in 1981).  The technology has come so far, it's hard to catch up.  I'm using this with the tcon 17x teleconverter and the results are great. The smaller sensor does suffer a bit in lowlight, but even high-iso images have a sharpness I cannot easily describe.  While the image in the frame on the LCD looks moving, the IS is so good when you playback the image it's tack sharp.  For good available light, this cannot be beaten.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great travel camera

Padre, Adorama
24 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this for my wife who decided she wants to take pictures rather than waiting for me to take pictures! Size and weight near OMD models, well built, nice feature set, IQ very good, good zoom range, I personally like the Oly jpegs and there is raw for those who want to tinker. It's a really great all around camera and easy to carry in a small bag. It is a little large for the pocket but would fit in a jacket pocket. Two thumbs up!!
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
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Overall 10
10

Stylus 1: 300mm f2.8 in a Jacket Pocket

Elliott, B&H Photo
20 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Stylus 1: 300mm f2.8 in a Jacket Pocket means: Terrific camera with terrific range is with me most of the time. Anything bigger (better?) more likely to be home, that would give me the best of nothing, hah. AF is fast, continuous shooting is fast and accurate. 28-300mm optical at bright fixed f2.8. Engage terrific in-camera 2x digital telextender, now 600mm. It's good.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Camera

Ger, Adorama
17 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought the Stylus 1 to take to a recent music festival and it performed flawlessly! It handled the difficult stage lighting beautifully. The fast constant f/2.8 aperture was great for freezing high energy stage performances. The compact size is unobtrusive, and the 300mm optical zoom is a great touch. My only complaint with the Stylus 1, as eel as most other cameras in its class, is that the smallest aperture is f/8. This isn't optimal for landscapes.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 8
8.0

Very versatile camera

BrooklynMike, B&H Photo
15 June 2014
  • Excerpt: With a touch screen to set the focus point, both a lcd screen and a eye piece to view through a 10x zoom constant at f2.8, the camera can do just about everything i want it to do. The only draw back is it has so many bells and whistles and options, it is almost too much. I would have preferred less options. They make the menus cumbersome.The SonyRX100 is much easier to use and smaller, but it lacks the zoom range of this camera.
  • Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Has Great Macro Ability, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Complicated Controls
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Overall 10
10

Great compact camera with 300mm zoom

Loraine Arnold "Loraine", Amazon
26 May 2014
  • Summary: I wanted a camera that had it all and this Olympus came closer than any other camera. What I like about this camera: 1. It is small and lightweight 2. The EVF is fantastic 3. The touchscreen is nice for taking pictures and controlling the focus point. 4. Image quality is excellent for a camera this size. 5. Nice zoom range from 28mm-300mm.
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Overall 6
6.0

Two big issues - and one is a deal breaker

B. Sanger, Amazon
26 May 2014
  • Summary: The photos that came from the Stylus 1 were perfectly fine. The zoom range, while significant, is not as long as I need for my general purposes. Having said that, I probably would have kept the Stylus 1 if not for two big issues. 1) The overall menu system and structure of the Stylus 1 is among the more complicated I've ever used. And that includes actual DSLRs from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony. You REALLY need to devote quite a bit of time deciphering these menus.
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Overall 10
10

Just What Needed

Lenny the Lion, Amazon
24 May 2014
  • Summary: I was looking for a camera to bridge the gap between my Panisonic ZS 1- which is a great camera- and my Sony SLT A55. I had purchased a Cannon GSX 1 from Amazon- as usual great service. I was very unhappy with the results I was getting from the Cannon. It could have been me or it could have been a problem with the camera. I was expecting better results in the auto mode. I do know how to work a camera. I have had many 35mm cameras over the years.
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