Stylus 1

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  • F2.8


  • 10.7x


  • 3.0"


  • Wi-Fi



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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.



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.



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.
Don’t worry – we covered that too.



Product Overview

In-depth Overview

i.ZUIKO Lens

Shooting Style

Creative Functions



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.


Sample Photos:


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.



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.


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.



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.



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.


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


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


12 elements in 10 groups


9 sides

Tele-Converter Available

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

Image Stabilization


VCM Mechanical Lens Shift


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


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


Image Processor

TruePic VI



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.


Finder Type

Eye-level electronic viewfinder


1.44M dots

Field of View

Approx. 100%

Aspect Ratio


Eye point / Diopter Adjustment Range

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


1.15x (0.58x; 35mm equiv.)

Eye Sensor for Automatic On/Off Switch


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


Optional EP-11

Live View

Live View

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


Image Sensor type

Field of view


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.



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 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)


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


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


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


Manual Focus Assist

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

AF tracking



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.


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


Flash intensity control method

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual

Built-in flash


Built-in flash reach

W: 0.6m~10.3m (ISO1600)

T: 0.8m~10.3m (ISO1600)


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


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.


Group No.

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



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.



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.



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

(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


ND Filter Adjustment Equivalent

3 EV stops


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

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


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


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


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 format

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



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



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


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

Picture Mode


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


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



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





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 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)





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


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




Operating Environment


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


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



Power Requirements


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.



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


USB/Video/RemoteContoroller connector

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


Micro HDMI Type-D)

Flash attachment

Hot shoe

Accessory attachment


PC interface

USB2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface

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


Print function

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

Compatible Operating Systems


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


Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Images, videos and effects are for simulation purposes only, and


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Customer Reviews of the Stylus 1

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March 16, 2015


Great FUN camera

I've been an Olympus fan for years ...OM-2, OM-4T, Stylus, E510, E620, M5, M1... all great cameras ... but when it came to just having FUN with a camera the original Stylus was my favorite ...the Stylus 1 has now become my go to camera for having FUN and that is was it is all about sometimes.

January 31, 2015


Excellent compact camera

Eye level viewfinder
Convenient size
Excellent initial image quality
Excellent build quality--feels very solid
Useful zoom range
Virtually all the settings found on a DSLR
Common settings are easy to find and adjust. The comprehensive menu takes a lot more study, but you don't need to use it much, after the initial setup. If you've had other Olympus cameras, it will be familiar.
Only one specific dislike so far: It has a useful selection of special scenes, including one for snow and beach. However, when this is selected, it puts in the shutter in burst mode. There seems to be no way to avoid this issue, except a rather clunky workaround. I'm waiting for an answer from Olympus on this one.

Overall, a great camera and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something more than a simple point and shoot or smartphone camera.

January 01, 2015



My main reason for purchasing a new camera was to take photos of my grandaughter's high school basketball games. Many of the gym's are poorly lighted with a variety of light sources. My old camera could not freeze the action. My Stylus 1 not only freezes the action, but provides vivid colors.

September 15, 2014


Excellent small camera

Bought this a few months ago to take on an African safari. I am a beginner but not completely new having owned other Olympus cameras over the years. The pictures I got of animals and scenery were stunning! The zoom was fantastic. This was the perfect blend of a camera for size, speed, focus, ease of use, flexibility for photographic skill level, and quality of photos.

My friends took pictures with their cameras and didn't even bother sharing them after I shared mine. I am very happy with this camera!

September 14, 2014


For us, the cons outweighed the pros

It appears as though our experience runs against the populist tone of submitted reviews. Nevertheless, our impressions are as follows:

What we don't like:
1) Interval (time lapse) shooting is limited to 10 frames. 10 frames! That's essentially worthless.
2) Lens barrel isn't threaded for filters; (clumsy) accessory barrel must be purchased.
3) Tiny sensor limits enlargement prospects; prone to purple fringing; struggles with high contrast scenes.
4) No underwater housing.
5) Pop-up flash is weak-n-wimpy.
6) Takes a lot of fiddling with controls to discern which ring controls f-stop, which button for manual focus, etc.
7) Menu system isn't user friendly.
8) PDF user manual is a very poorly written technical document.

What we like:
1) Small, easy to carry, and no shoulder fatigue after a long day.
2) f/2.8 from 28-200mm = superb depth-of-field control.
3) Long battery life (WiFi off).
4) Light weight means a smaller, lighter tripod works nicely.
5) Touch screen controls.
6) Built-in lens cap cover.

Absolutely, positively, not a suitable replacement for a DSLR, and not much of a step-up from your garden variety point-and-shoot. Our biggest disappointment is the interval (time lapse) shooting mode. 10 frames max? 1/3 of a (video) second? Seriously, Olympus? What a joke. And having to buy an adapter to attach filters is a bit of a pill and, when attached, ruins the camera's svelte profile. Otherwise, image quality is fair, though not on par with the Nikon P7800, in our experience. The menu needs to be redesigned; a true owner's manual written by (literate) photographers, not engineers, should accompany the camera. Battery life is good with WiFi off and shooters get plenty of manual control, but having to figure out which ring/button/dial, or combination thereof, does what is time consuming and left us missing a few shots. The big sell for this camera is the 28-200mm, f/2.8 aperture, which provides impressive depth of field (blurred backgrounds).

June 15, 2014


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


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


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


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


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!

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