Olympus Stylus 1 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Olympus Stylus 1
Resolution: 12.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/1.7 inch
(7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Kit Lens: 10.70x zoom
(28-300mm eq.)
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED
Native ISO: 100 - 12,800
Extended ISO: 100 - 12,800
Shutter: 60 - 1/2000
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.4 x 2.2 in.
(116 x 87 x 57 mm)
Weight: 14.3 oz (404 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $700
Availability: 12/2013
Manufacturer: Olympus
Full specs: Olympus Stylus 1 specifications

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Olympus Stylus 1
12.00
Megapixels
10.70x zoom 1/1.7 inch
size sensor
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Stylus 1 Summary

An amazing amount of quality and horsepower is shoe-horned into this relatively small package, making the Olympus Stylus 1 an intriguing option for a wide variety of shooting needs. The incredible 28-300mm eq. f/2.8 constant aperture lens delivers stunning performance, and the 1/1.7" sensor size that allows for such a fast, long zoom in a small package only begins to show signs of strain at ISO 800 and above, and far out-paces the common long zoom cameras with 1/2.3" sensors for overall image quality.

Pros

High-quality constant aperture 10.7x zoom lens with excellent performance; Very affordable for what it delivers; Ergonomically sound with a solid, professional feel; Highly customizable; Fast overall performance; Built-in EVF and tilting touchscreen LCD; Automatic lens cap.

Cons

Smaller sensor size than 1-inch and Micro Four Thirds models mean far lower image quality as ISO tops 800; 28mm eq. is not as wide as some competitors and not overly suited for landscape photography.

Price and availability

The Stylus 1 began shipping in December 2013 for a suggested retail price of US$700. It is available only in black.

Imaging Resource rating

4.5 out of 5.0

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