• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus Stylus 1s advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    56 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic G85 advantages over Olympus Stylus 1s

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.58x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.4 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 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

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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  • Very good image quality; Very good high ISO performance and dynamic range; Fast and accurate autofocus; Excellent 4K video recording quality and features.

  • OLPF-less sensor is prone to moiré; Electronic viewfinder struggles in low light; Continuous autofocus is limited to 6fps shooting; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P7000

Olympus Stylus 1s
Nikon P7000
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
Panasonic G85
Nikon P7000
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon P7100

Olympus Stylus 1s
Nikon P7100
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
Panasonic G85
Nikon P7100
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1s
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic G85
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Olympus Stylus 1s
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G95

Olympus Stylus 1s
Panasonic G95
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G85
Panasonic G95
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
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