Olympus Stylus 1

  |   by DigitalCameraReview Staff

With the new Stylus 1, Olympus combines tradition and innovation to create an attractive, versatile, and feature-rich digital camera that is a worthy successor to all the Stylus models that came before. The newest digital Stylus retains much of the style, charm, elegance, durability, and usability of its 35mm and digital predecessors and adds a (12.8 megapixel) 1/1.7-inch backlit CMOS sensor, a tilting 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD, an electronic viewfinder, a hotshoe, advanced Wi-Fi capabilities, a nifty control ring with a variety of function options including changing apertures, a customizable sub-dial on the top deck, a brand new 10.7x Zuiko optical zoom lens with a fixed (constant) f/2.8 maximum aperture from 28mm (equivalent) to 300mm (equivalent).

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  • Pros

    • fast f2.8 fixed maximum aperture
    • excellent image quality
    • fun to use. 
  • Cons

    • The screw-in lens cover
    • slight menu complexity
    • minor video start/stop lag

Quick Take

The Olympus Stylus 1 is a thoughtfully designed and robustly constructed imaging tool that is dependably responsive, non-threatening to subjects, and capable of reliably generating first-rate images. The Stylus 1 was obviously designed for photography enthusiasts, by photography enthusiasts.

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