Olympus Stylus 1: Conclusion

February 14, 2014 by Howard Creech Reads (42,044)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 8
    • Features
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Expandability
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 8.40
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Olympus Stylus 1Conclusion

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. 

The stylish little Stylus 1 does everything very well – image quality, operational speed, and usability/functionality are all above average. Still not convinced? The Stylus 1 is built like a tank and it makes an excellent “take it everywhere” photographic tool for serious shooters, active folks, nature lovers, and travelers, but the Stylus 1’s primary talent is that it is simply one of the best environmental portrait cameras that I have ever used.


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


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