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Stylus 1

SKU# V109010BU000-410

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$699.99 
 
  • F2.8

    Constant
    Aperture

  • 10.7x

    28-300mm
    Zoom

  • 3.0"

    TILT TOUCH
    LCD

  • Wi-Fi

    WIRELESS
    CONTROL

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Overview

MAXIMUM INNOVATION, MASTERFULLY DESIGNED.

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DSLR SOPHISTICATION. COMPACT CONVENIENCE.


The Stylus 1 is a sleek, easy-to-carry compact camera that draws on the sophisticated technology of our acclaimed OM-D Series. Interactive high-definition EVF, versatile constant f2.8 i.ZUIKO lens, simplified Wi-Fi connectivity…the Stylus 1 is a perfect upgrade from your old point-and-shoot – or a full-featured alternative to a heavy DSLR system.

EXPLORE FEATURES

SERIOUS FEATURESFOR SERIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS


Every element of the Stylus 1 enhances your creative control. Its elegant, OM-inspired design instills confidence, while the comprehensive, ergonomic control scheme – which includes a hybrid control ring, customizable function buttons and a tilt-touch LCD – helps you achieve optimum settings for any situation. In-camera tools like RAW, ND Filter, Art Filters, and Photo Story support your creative vision.

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ACCESSORIZE YOUR STYLUS 1


The Stylus 1 packs an amazing amount of functionality into an ultra-compact silhouette. But thoughtful accessories (tele-converter, flashes, cases, straps) make it that much better.
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Product Overview

In-depth Overview

i.ZUIKO Lens

Shooting Style

Creative Functions

features

A LENS FOR ANY SITUATION


The f2.8 fixed aperture i.ZUIKO lens has a focal length of 28-300mm (35mm equivalent), 10.7x zoom capability – and the superb optical quality of our unrivaled ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lenses. Capture crisp images with striking defocused backgrounds and minimize the blurring effect of camera shake thanks to the fast shutter speeds this super-bright lens allows.

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EYE-LEVEL CONTROL


A compact camera with a high-def (1.44M dots), interactive EVF. The Stylus 1 blows away the competition with an advanced electronic viewfinder that allows you to compose your shots at eye level and preview Exposure Compensation, White Balance, Art Filters and more. Not only that, an eye sensor automatically switches from the LCD to the EVF as you bring the camera to your eye.

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TAKE CONTROL


The Stylus 1 is the closest you can get to DSLR feel and functionality in a compact camera. Three-inch tilting LCD with super-fast touch-screen AF. Side zoom lever with variable speeds. Hybrid control ring and dial for access to commonly used settings. We could go on but you get the idea – this camera is built to perform.
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WIRELESS OPERATION. EASY SHARING.


Automatically sync your smart device to the Stylus 1 in a few easy steps. With the Olympus OI.Share app you can select the autofocus point, release the shutter button and control the camera’s shutter speed, aperture, ISO, Live Bulb shooting and more – all without touching the camera. You can also geotag photos and upload selected shots to share.

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YOUR PARTNER IN CREATIVITY

Composing your shot is only the beginning! Eleven in-camera Art Filters enable you to apply artistic effects to your stills and HD videos. Tell a story by combining multiple shots in one photo, capture RAW image data for post-processing flexibility, shoot high-speed video and – thanks to a built-in ND filter – create motion blur effects without overexposing.

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specs

A LENS FOR ANY SITUATION

This bright i.ZUIKO lens maintains the same quality standards as our ZUIKO DIGITAL interchangeable lenses. The constant aperture of f2.8 across the zoom range produces pro images with beautiful, artistic defocused backgrounds and crisp subjects. This large diameter lens with focal lengths of 28-300mm enables you to capture distant subjects in dim scenes with exceptional clarity and vividness.

Lens

Focal length (35mm equivalent)

6.0mm to 64.3mm (28mm to 300mm)

Maximum aperture

Constant f1:2.8 (throughout the entire zoom range)

Optical zoom

10.7x

Digital tele-converter

2x magnification available via one-touch function button

Imaging range

Wide (28mm): 10cm to infinity,

Tele (300mm): 80cm to infinity,

Super Macro Mode: 5cm to 60cm, Zoom position fixing

Structure

12 elements in 10 groups

Aspheric

9 sides

Tele-Converter Available

Yes; TCON-17x extends the focal length to 510mm while
maintaining the f2.8 brightness.

Image Stabilization

System

VCM Mechanical Lens Shift

Modes

ON: 2 dimensional activation (yaw/pitch shift), OFF

Shutter

Shutter speed

1/2000 - 60 sec.

Bulb: default setting 15 mins. (1/2/4/8/15 min. selectable)

Image Sensor

Product type

1/1.7” BSI CMOS Sensor

Effective Pixels number / Total no.

12 million pixels / Approx. 12.76 million pixels / 1.33 (4:3)

of pixels / Aspect ratio

Filter array

Primary color filter (RGB)

iHS (Intelligent High-Speed/High-Sensitivity) Equipped

Yes

Image Processor

TruePic VI

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EYE-LEVEL CONTROL

With a 1.15x viewfinder magnification rate and 100% field of view, the 1.44 million-dots resolution EVF is perfectly positioned on the optical axis for eye-level composition and live view of Exposure Compensation, White Balance, Art Filters and more.

Viewfinder

Finder Type

Eye-level electronic viewfinder

Resolution

1.44M dots

Field of View

Approx. 100%

Aspect Ratio

4:3

Eye point / Diopter Adjustment Range

Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)
/ -4 ~ +2m-1

Magnification

1.15x (0.58x; 35mm equiv.)

Eye Sensor for Automatic On/Off Switch

Yes

Displayed Grid

Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal selectable

Level Gauge

2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical (3D level gauge display available)

Brightness Control / Color Temperature

+7 levels and -7 levels / +7 levels and -7 levels

EyeCup

Optional EP-11

Live View

Live View

Exposure, WB, Shadow adjustment and face detect mode, Grid Line
Mode, Histogram Mode, OFF Mode

Type

Image Sensor type

Field of view

100%

Display Mode

Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Off

Display information

“Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Custom, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area, Wi-Fi

Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP,

Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter, Battery check”

Display of Face Detection

Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.

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TAKE CONTROL

Change the brightness, color saturation and tone directly on the monitor screen, swipe from image to image on the screen during playback and adjust camera settings—all with just a touch. From perfect zooming or fine manual focusing in analog mode, to adjustment of the aperture, shutter speed and more in digital mode—it’s easy with a simple twist of the hybrid control ring around the lens. Switch between analog and digital modes with the dedicated lever on the front of the camera. The STYLUS 1 features two customizable function buttons for easy access to your favorite settings.

Monitor

Monitor type

3.0-inch tilt-able touchscreen LCD monitor

Screen size

0.3in W x 0.22in H (7.34mm W x 5.51mm H)

Resolution

1040k dots

Touch function

Touch shutter release, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection,
Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback,
Touch Super Control Panel

Tilting angle

Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle:
up to 50 degrees

Brightness control/Colour temperature

±7 levels / ±7 levels

Color setting

Vivid / Natural

Focusing

Focus mode

Single AF (S-AF) / SuperMacro Mode / Continuous AF (C-AF) / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) / Manual Focus (MF)

Advance AF

Only movie mode is available.

Face priority AF/Eye Detect AF

Available

Eye Detect AF : OFF / Near side eye priority mode / Right side eye priority mode / Left side eye priority mode

Focusing point/Focusing point selection

35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target

AF illuminator

Available

Manual Focus Assist

Live view image is magnified when the Control ring is rotated.
(at MF mode)

AF tracking

Available

Drive

Drive mode

Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, BKT,Self-timer

Sequential shooting maximum speed

7fps Sequiential shooting

Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting

[RAW] Max. 25 frames (in seq. shooting), [JPEG] Max. 70 frames (in seq. shooting) * With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card R95-W80 8GB model, based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.

Self-timer

Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., Custom, (cancel available)

Flash

Flash intensity control method

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual

Built-in flash

Yes

Built-in flash reach

W: 0.6m~10.3m (ISO1600)

T: 0.8m~10.3m (ISO1600)

Mode

Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync, Full,1/1.3, 1/1.6, 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/16, 1/20, 1/25, 1/32,1/40, 1/50, 1/64, 1/80, 1/100, 1/128.

Flash intensity control

Up to ±3 EV in 0.3 EV step

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R

Colour Temperature

5500±400°

External Flash control mode

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R

Control type

Built-in flash

External Flash intensity type

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual

Channel No.

4ch

Group No.

4ch, 4Groups (External flash : 3group and a Built-in flash)

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WIRELESS OPERATION. EASY SHARING.

The STYLUS 1’s built in Wi-Fi and the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) application let you instantly sync the camera to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets by a simple scan of a QR code. When using the Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) application, the remote function lets you fully control the camera’s zoom, adjust shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance settings as well as remotely select the shooting and drive mode, select the autofocus point, release the shutter and start the self-timer or Bulb shooting. The OI.Share app also allows you to transfer photo and movie files, geotag photos with GPS location information, apply custom signatures and Art Filter effects to photos and stamps to Photo Story photos. The Olympus Image Share app is available for free download in Google Play and iTunes App Store.

Wi-Fi and Olympus Image Share App Functions

Connection/Sync Process

QR code scan (Up to 4 smart devices can be connected
at a time)

Remote Control

The Olympus Image Share app enables you to control
the zoom, see the Live View and Rec View, select the
AF point, release the shutter (with a single touch on
the AF point), and power off the camera. You can also
switch between camera modes (iAuto/ART/P/A/S/M,),
manually adjust camera settings (aperture, shutter speed,
exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and drive mode),
and activate the custom self timer, Live Bulb and Live Time.

Import Photo

With the Olympus Image Share app can easily import photos
and movies from the camera to smart devices. The OI.Share app displays
a thumbnail of all (or selected) photos and videos saved to the camera and
offers the option to save the files to the smart device’s memory.

Edit Photo

You can apply Art Filters and add a signature to photos. You also add stamps to photos taken in the Photo Story mode.

Add Geotag

GPS location information (geotag log) can be obtained from the GPS function of the connected smart device via the Olympus Image Share app and then added to photos saved to the camera.

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YOUR PARTNER IN CREATIVITY

The STYLUS 1 leaves nothing to the imagination (except for yours). Eleven in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Photo Story lets you combine multiple shots into one photo to tell your tale in pictures. High-speed video shooting help you capture the fastest moving objects in super slo-mo clarity. Additional features such as Bracketing, RAW Capture and an ND Filter let you add more creativity to your images.

PhotoStory

Mode

Standard (Type I, II, III, IV)
Fun Frame (Instant, Film, Stripe)

Frame Effect

Black Frame, White Frame with no effects, White Frame with White Edge Effect, White Frame with Pin Hole Effect

Patterns
(Window Aspect)

2 Frames (4:3), 3 Frames (4:3), 2 Frames (1:1), 3 Frames (1:1)

ND Filter

Built-in Neutral Density (ND) Filter

Yes

ND Filter Adjustment Equivalent

3 EV stops

Bracketing

Exposure bracketing

2 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 3 frames
in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable

White balance bracketing

3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M
axis.

Flash bracketing

3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV steps selectable

ISO bracketing

3 frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 EV steps selectable

Art Filter bracketing

Apply all or multiple select art filter effects to an image.

Art Filter

Mode

Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)

Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)

Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)

Light Tone ( - / d.)

Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.)

Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)

Diorama ( - / d.)

Cross Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)

Gentle Sepia ( - /b.c.d.)

Dramatic Tone (I, II /c.d.e.)

Key Line (I, II / a.c.d.e.)

Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect

b. Pin-Hole Effect

c. White Edge Effect

d. Frame Effect

e. Star Light Effect

Movie

Recording format

Full HD/HD: MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)

High Speed (HS): Motion JPG

Movie Mode

Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p(29.97 fps Recording 20Mbp, Aspect 16:9

Full HD: 1920x1080, 30p(29.97fps)20Mbps, Aspect 16:9

HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p (29.97 fps)Recording 13Mbp, Aspect 16:9

HD: 1280x720, 30p (29.97 fps)13Mbps, Aspect 16:9

HS: 640(H)x480(V), 120p Recording Aspect 4:3

HS: 640(H)x480(V), 120p Recording Aspect 4:3

HS: 320(H)x240(V), 240p Recording Aspect 4:3

HS: 320(H)x240(V), 240p Recording Aspect 4:3

Maximum Recording Time

Full HD:29min, HD:29min, SH:20sec

Movie Function

IS for Movie

Multi-motion compensation

AE Lock

Available

Exposure Control Movie

(1) i Auto (2) P: Program AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE

(5) M: Manual (6) C1: Custom1 AE (7) C2: Custom2 AE (8) SCN: SCN AE

(9) Art Filter: ART Filtr AE

* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.

* C1/ C2 : Registered Mode is followed.

File Size

MOV Format : Max 4GB

Recording(Sound)

Recording format

Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)

Mic/Speaker

Stereo/Mono

Mic function

Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Maximum Recording Time

Picture with Sound: 30sec.

Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time

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IMAGING ESSENTIALS

Recording (Still)

Recording format

DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III

File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG

Recording image size

[RAW] 3968 x 2976 pixels

[JPEG] 3968 x 2976 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

File Size

RAW: 3968(H)x2976(V)

Set1(LF; Large Size, Fine Compression): 3968(H) x 2976(V)

Set2(LN; Large Size, Normal Compression): 3968(H) x 2976(V)

Set3(MN; Medium Size, Normal Compression): 2560(H) x 1920(V)

Set4(SN; Small Size, Normal Compression):1280(H) x 960(V)

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio

4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1

Process

RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio

Picture Mode

Mode

ifinish,Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Art Filters

Gradation

Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Flters]

Adjustment parameter

4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)

Filter effect

Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone

Picture tone

Natural, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green

Noise Filter

at High ISO setting

Off, Low, Standard, High

Noise Reduction

Off, On, Auto

at Slow shutter speed

On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.

class="char-style-override-1"> Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)

Multi Exposure

Number of picture/Functions

2 frames / Auto gain, Live View

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system

Digital ESP metering , Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control

Target frame linkage light measurement

Available

Metering

EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)(At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure mode

(1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (3) A: Aperture priority AE

(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) C1:Custom 1 (7) C2:Custom2

(8) Photo Story (9) Scene select AE (10) Art Filter

Scene select AE

Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multiplex exposure, Beach & Snow

ISO sensitivity

AUTO ISO 100 - 12800 (customizable, Default 100-1600)

Manual ISO 100 - 12800, 1/3 EV steps

Exposure Compensation Ranfe

±3 EV in 1/3 EV steps

AE lock

Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1)

White Balance

WB mode

Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)

White balance compensation

±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB

Auto WB system

6 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)

Preset white balance

Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), WB Flash(5500K)

CWB (Kelvin setting)

1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.

One-touch white balance

2 custom settings can be registered

Color Mode

Color space

sRGB, Adobe RGB

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INTUITIVE MENUS

Menu

Languages

39 languages selectable: Japanese, English, French, Germany, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Czech, Danish, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese(por), Portuguese(bra), Norwegian, Finnish,Croatian, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Serbian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Malay, Thai, Hebrew

Super Control Panel

Information (shooting)

Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,

Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting,

NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size,

Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode,

AF frame, Colour space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning

Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP

Live Control

Information (shooting)

Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,

Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting,

NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size,

Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode,

AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio

Live Guide

Setting Menu

Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips

Playback

Playback mode

Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25 frames), Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)

* Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still)

Information display

Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF

Reset & custom setting

Custom mode

2 settings recordable

Image Editing

Editing function

RAW development, Gradation auto, Red-eye fix, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Postrecording

RAW picture editing

RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)

JPEG editing

Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait

Image Overlay

-

Erasing function

Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)

Protect function

Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dimensions/Weight

Dimensions

4.5in W x 3.4in H x 2.2in D (116.2mm W x 87mm H x 56.5mm D)

Weight

14.2 ounces (Approx. 402g) [including BLS-5 battery and Memory card]

Exterior

Material

Metal

Operating Environment

Temperature

0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)

Humidity

30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

Splashproof

No

Power Requirements

Battery

BLS-5 Li-ion battery (included)

Power battery holder

Not Available

AC/DC Adaptor

Not Available

Sleep mode

Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)

No. of recordable pictures
(with 50% flash light)

410 shots

Box contents

Box contents

Camera Body, Automatic Lens cap, Eyecup(EP-14), BLS-5, BCS-5, USB cable, Shoulder strap, CD-ROM(OLYMPUS Viewer3), Instruction manual, Warranty card.

Memory

Memory

SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, *UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi

Input/Output

USB/Video/RemoteContoroller connector

Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]

HDMI

Micro HDMI Type-D)

Flash attachment

Hot shoe

Accessory attachment

Yes

PC interface

USB2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface

HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)

Print

Print function

Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

Compatible Operating Systems

OS

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X v10.5 v10.8

 
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Customer Reviews of the Stylus 1

June 15, 2014

Robert

Seems like it'll be great camera, but the instruction manual stinks

I bought the Stylus 1 a few weeks ago, graduating from more simple point and shoot (Sony DSC -HS9V), to get more control, plus EVF. Reading the manual ($10, I might add) and working with it and camera, I found the manual very poorly constructed (plus a few typos). The basic problems are: no Table of Contents and no Index. The lack of a Table of Contents means I can't get an overview of what's in the manual, and particularly what's in a given chapter (Chapter 4 is just full of complex detail), so I have to piece together (relate one piece to another) the individual details and concepts all by myself. If there was a Table of Contents, I would have been able to see (for example) what's under Live Control, how to target Focus, what the Super Control Panel is and how to use it. Furthermore, the manual has lots of words and concepts I'm not familiar with (for example, 4-, 9-, 25-frame index, Level Gauge, Live Guide, and what those 4 colors represent in Histogram). The manual needs to have an Index and a Glossary of Terms, so newbies like me can find things better and look things up. I've been at it for several weeks now, and I'm getting close to understanding most of the camera, but it has taken way too much time...time a better manual could have saved me.

June 03, 2014

Gene

O.K., but not superb

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.
I love the size, portability, and convenience of having a decent camera with me, and for 'showing it off' to to her club members. It takes nice pics, and the access to the menu settings is very nice..........
I might be tempted for a new version (OR FIRMWARE) to give me the auto ISO in manual mode.

May 26, 2014

Loraine

Great camera

I love the design and speed of this camera. The EVF is the best I have seen on a compact camera. Focusing speed is like an SLR, very fast.
The tilting monitor is handy when taking pictures down low to the ground. The touch screen is great for focusing on a particular area, taking a picture, or viewing.
I use touch screen to take photos on a tripod and find this eliminates any movement than would otherwise occur from pressing the shutter button.
Very nice camera!

February 19, 2014

Lawrence

Maybe the only camera you'll need.

My initial premise in purchasing a STYLUS 1 was that maybe the best of the fixed lens cameras will yield better results than an entry level DSLR - and for less money. This has proven true.
I'm a published photographer but good at composition and rather ignorant of the technical intricacies of what cameras can do. I take a lot of concert / play photos. My first set of shots with the new camera landed me a cover on a local entertainment magazine and one of my reporter friends is considering ditching her satchel of camera and lenses in favor of the Stylus 1. We'll need to experiment with sports shots (her specialty) before deciding. The constant aperture lens is brilliant in all respects. I'm getting individual hairs in sharp relief at full zoom. I suspect the camera has more bells & whistles than I'll ever use. Meanwhile, this is a very handy, stuff it inside your coat, store it in an innocuous sandwich insulated bag, get excellent shots camera. Love it. Get one and see.

February 15, 2014

Kelly

After a couple months use...

This camera has now become my "Go To" camera. I've found that it's compact size means it's always with me.

The one thing I wish it had is more brackets in BRKT shooting and increase the EV to +2, 0, -2 for HDR shots. This is not a big thing as I shoot in RAW and make up for it in Post, but that would make it a little easier.

I am very, very pleased with this camera!

January 09, 2014

Jim

Just What I was Looking for!

As a preliminary (just got it 4 days ago) review, I am very impressed with this camera. It replaces my DSLR that in my opinion become very cumbersome to me.

This camera is easy and simple to use. It acts like a larger camera but is small and compact enough to take anywhere and actually want to use it.

So far so good, have not found a con yet.

December 20, 2013

Rod

Great so far with a few nits

I got this camera a few days ago so this is a REALLY preliminary look at it with some initial observations which I'll add to as I use it more.

First the odd:
I use panorama mode fairly often and I was surprised to see the panorama mode in the Stylus 1 is the same as in my old Olympus SP 565 UZ (circa 2008) - antiquated. Many cameras now allow you to select panorama mode, slowly pan the camera and the camera handles all the heavy lifting - it decides when the end of the first scene occurs and the second begins, and stitches them accordingly. The Stylus 1 requires the user to take picture 1, remember where the end point is, pan the camera so there is overlap at this end point, and then take picture 2. Etc. Very cumbersome & very old style.

With all the interest in HDR, this camera does nothing to address that. I realize Canon has a patent on processing HDR shots in-camera at the pixel level, so I wouldn't immediately expect Olympus to have the equivalent feature. However, for those of us willing to do post processing of images to achieve HDR results, the camera does little if nothing to support this. For good HDR photos, you need at least 3 shots at -2 EV, 0 EV and +2 EV. The Stylus 1 has +/- 3 EV stops which can be manually set but you can only take a max of 3 BRKT shots with +/- 1 EV for each shot. Even my old SP 565 UZ can take 5 BRKT shots albeit at +/- 1 EV. But then you get the 3 shots at +/- 2EV if you discard shots 2 & 4.

Now for the good:
I took a few casual shots around the house and was blown away with the accuracy of the auto white balance - much better than a lot of my older cameras. And although I haven't done controlled testing, I took some hand held close-up shots at almost full zoom that were really crisp and clear - no noticeable camera shake. My other older cameras can't match this.

The constant f2.8 lens is fantastic - big difference from my other cameras, some of which start at f2.8 but go to 4.5 at full zoom. This is a great light gathering tool.

AF, start-up, and other features are FAST.

Some have said the camera has a cheap plastic feel. I have not found that to be the case and in fact think it has a very solid feel.

Size - for what this camera does, it's really compact and one of the main reasons I bought it. As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. I won't mind carrying this around but wouldn't think of the RX-10 as being my "go-to" or "take with me everywhere" camera as nice as it might be. And at half the price, half the size, and much lighter, the Stylus 1 wins hands down as my "go everywhere" camera.

So far very pleased.

And finally, I can't wait to try out the other features like Wi-Fi, etc.

December 11, 2013

Kelly

Excellent, light weight, compact

I bought this to replace my bulky and heavy DSLR. I just had it delivered a couple of days ago and absolutely love it! It's got incredibly fast focus and an automatic lens cap. The menus are easy to navigate and you have all the controls you need on the outside.

This has to be one of my better choices for a camera and it will get a lot of use.

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