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.
Excerpt: Olympus is my first Camera and introduced me to Digital Photography PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG using OMD EM-1 The best Thing about this camera 0.) Image Quality Super Sharp, Great Saturation even at RAW. Best JPEG Quality like everybody say. Accurate Metering, Lots of details on The Shadows and Highlights even at JPG Best kit lens I ever Had. 1.) Super Fast and Accurate Auto Focus The touch screen interface is just so useful. 2.
Excerpt: 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) ...
Summary: The Olympus Stylus 1 is a good upgrade for any previous ultra zoom compact camera owner. For us, it was too title too late. We received the camera after having purchased the Canon Rebel SL1, which we love, and the Stylus 1 was just not good enough for us to give up the SL1. Size wise, the Stylus 1 wins hands down but the SL1 wins on performance and easy of use by far.
Pros: Small and light compared to DSLR. Manual Controls. Outstanding electronic view finder and screen. Manual Focus (better than I expected). Long zoom range. Fast auto focus. Better image quality at high ISO than typical point and shoot and phone camera.
Cons: Complicated menus. Minimal touch screen control. Fails to focus on moving objects (3 year old running around). Picks up too much lens focusing noise in video recording.
Summary: I have used DLSR's for years. Bought the Stylus 1 mainly because it shoots raw - I do a LOT of photoshop - and for it's specs on the lens f2.8 all the way through to 300mm (equivalent). I REALLY miss having auto ISO in the 'manual' mode - to me this is the biggest drawback!! Overall sharpness appears to be reasonably good, but I have reservations.
Mostly great camera but image quality (noise, dynamic range, and chromatic aberration) is not what I hoped for
20 December 2013
Summary: Honestly, I am a bit surprised by the very positive reviews. I am a long time Olympus fan and own multiple of their cameras. I just received the Stylus 1 today and maybe will change my mind; however, so far I am disappointed by the noise even at low ISO settings, the low dynamic range at ISO 400 and above, as well as the chromatic aberration problems. The colours using the automatic white balance are also suboptimal (at least indoors).
Summary: I have been eyeing on his camera for a while. I was downsizing from DSLR and wanted simple, small, light weight, all in one long zoom bright lens. So finally I went to a camera store and tried it out. Sorry to say it felt cheap, very plasticky, and did not have simple feature all new high end point and shoot plus camera is expected to have. No in-camera HDR.
Summary: Auf dem Papier erscheint die Stylus 1 wirklich als guter Kompromiss. Durchgängig 2.8er Blende und etwas größerer Sensor als die üblichen Bridges. Aber letztlich ist der Bildqualitätsunterschied zwischen 1/2.3 und 1/1.7 Sensor dann doch marginal. Wenn ich einen winzigen Sensor 50% größer mache, bleibt er halt immer noch winzig. Und leider sieht man das bei der Bildqualität sehr deutlich.
Excerpt: Občas se stává, že při částečném namáčknutí spouště se foťák kousne. Nereaguje potom na stisk jakéhokoliv tlačítka. Jediný způsob, který jsem zjistil, je vyjmutí a zpětné vložení akumulátoru. Je to dost nepříjemná věc.