• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus Stylus 1 advantages over Sony RX100 VI

  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 229 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony RX100 VI advantages over Olympus Stylus 1

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 56 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    17 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    301g vs 404g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.12 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    23.8 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    109 vs 32 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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.

  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P7000

Olympus Stylus 1
Nikon P7000
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster shutter
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon P7000
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Nikon P7100

Olympus Stylus 1
Nikon P7100
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster shutter
Sony RX100 VI
Nikon P7100
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
Sony RX100 VI
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Olympus Stylus 1
Panasonic ZS100
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS100
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Olympus Stylus 1
Sony RX100 VII
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
Sony RX100 VI
Sony RX100 VII
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • External Mic Jack
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