Olympus Stylus 1 Review

4.5
November 29, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type

  • Body material

    Metal

Image Sensor

  • Type

    1/1.7'' BSI CMOS sensor

  • Effective pixels

    12 Megapixels

  • Filter array

    Primary colour filter (RGB)

  • Aspect ratio & area

    4:3 / 7.3 x 5.5mm

  • Full resolution

    12.76 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal length (equiv. 35mm)

    28 300mm

  • Maximum aperture

    2.8

  • Focal length

    6.0 64.3mm

  • Optical zoom

    10.7x

  • Structure

    12 lenses / 10 groups

  • Aspherical glass elements

    8

Engine

  • Type

    TruePic VI

Characteristics

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronical Viewfinder

  • Pixel number

    1440K dots

  • Field of view

    Approx. 100%

  • Eye point

    18mm at 1 dioptre from eyepiece lens

  • Brightness adjustment

    +/ 7 levels

  • Correction of colour temperature

    +/ 7 levels

Live View

  • Displayed information

    • Aperture
    • Shutter speed
    • Auto bracket
    • AE lock
    • Focus mode
    • IS activating mode
    • Shooting information
    • Battery check
    • Custom
    • Internal temperature warning
    • Face / Eye detection mode
    • Histogram
    • Number of storable pictures
    • Record mode
    • ISO
    • Sequential shooting mode
    • Self timer
    • White Balance
    • Metering mode
    • AF confirmation mark
    • Exposure compensation value
    • Spot metering area
    • WiFi
    • Flash mode
    • Flash status
    • Flash intensity
    • Super FP
    • Focal length
    • Tone control
    • Eye-Fi condition
    • Digital Teleconverter
  • AF type

    Contrast detection system

  • 100% field of view

    100%

  • Display modes

    • Histogram
    • Grid (4 types)
    • Level Gauge
    • Standard information

Image Stabiliser

  • Type

    Lens shift

  • Modes

    Twodimensional

Focusing System

  • Method

    Contrast Detection AF system

  • Focus areas

    35 points / All target, Group target (9areas), Single target

  • AF lock

    Yes , Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode

  • Modes

    • Manual focus
    • Single AF
    • Continuous AF
    • AF Tracking
    • Face Detection AF
    • Super Macro Mode
  • AF illuminator

    Yes

  • Manual focus

    With enlarged focusing area

  • Standard mode

    0.1m ∞ (wide) / 0.8m ∞ (tele)

  • Super Macro Mode

    Closest focusing distance: 5cm

Exposure System

  • Modes

    • Programme automatic
    • Shutter priority
    • Aperture priority
    • Manual
    • i-Auto
    • Custom 1
    • Custom 2
    • Photo Story
    • Scene Modes
    • Movie
    • Art Filter
  • Exposure compensation

    +/ 3EV ( 1/3 steps )

  • Exposure bracketing

    2 / 3 frames ( +/ 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps )

  • Enhancement function

    Mechanical Image Stabiliser

  • Face Detection Technology

  • Shadow Adjustment Technology

Scene Modes

  • Number of scene modes

    12

  • Modes

    • Portrait
    • e-Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Sports
    • Night Scene
    • Night Scene with portrait
    • Sunset
    • Documents
    • Panorama
    • Fireworks
    • Multi-Exposure
    • Beach and Snow

Multi-Exposure

  • Max. number of frames

    2 frames (shooting)

  • Frame assistance

    Live View

Light Metering

  • Method

    TTL open aperture light metering

  • Detection range

    0 20 EV Digital ESP, centreweighted average metering, spot metering

  • Modes

    • ESP light metering
    • Spot metering
    • Centre weighted metering
    • Highlight
    • Shadow

Art Filter

  • Modes

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Light Tone
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Cross Process
    • Gentle Sepia
    • Dramatic Tone
    • Key Line
  • Variation / Effect

    Available

Photo Story

  • Modes

    • Standard
    • Fun Frame

Sensitivity

  • Auto

    ISO 100 12800 (ISO 2500 for modes Indoor, Available Light Portrait and Candle)

  • Manual

    ISO 100 12800 (adjustable in 1/3 EV step)

Shutter

  • Modes

    • Single frame
    • Sequential shooting
    • Bracketing
    • Self timer
  • Self timer

    12s / 2s / Custom

Shutter Speeds

  • Shutter speed range

    1/2000 60s (up to 15 min in Bulb mode)

White Balance

  • AUTO WB system

    Yes

  • One-touch white balance

    2 custom settings can be registered

  • White balance adjustment

    +/ 7 in each AB / GM axis (in Auto WB, preset WB mode & onetouch WB)

  • Custom WB

    1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K 14000K)

  • Preset values

    • Tungsten
    • Flourescent 1
    • Sunlight
    • Flash
    • Overcast
    • Shade

Sequence Shooting

  • Speed

    7fps

  • Recordable frames

    200

Image Processing

  • Colour space

    sRGB / AdobeRGB

  • Black & White filter

    Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green

  • Black & White toning

    Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode

  • Picture mode

    iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter

  • Gradation

    4levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)

  • Noise Filter

    4 levels (Off, Low, Standard, High)

  • Noise reduction

    Yes (On, Off, Auto)

Internal Flash

  • Type

    popup

  • Modes

    • AUTO
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Fill-in
    • Off
    • Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction
    • Slow synchronisation
    • Manual (Full, 1/1.3 - 1/128)
  • Working range (wide)

    0.1 10.3m (ISO 1600)

  • Working range (tele)

    0.8 10.3m (ISO 1600)

External Flash Control

  • Type

    TTL Auto for Olympus dedicated flash, Auto or Manual

  • Modes

    • Auto
    • TTL Auto
    • Manual

Wireless Flash Control

  • Control method

    Triggered by builtin flash light

  • Compatible external flash

    FL36R, FL50R, FL300R, FL600R

  • Modes

    • Auto
    • FP TTL Auto
    • FP Manual

Monitor

  • Monitor type

    Tiltable LCD Touch Panel

  • Monitor size

    7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2)

  • Resolution

    1040K dots

  • Colour balance

    Vivid (default) / Natural

  • Brightness adjustment

    +/ 7 levels

  • Touch Control fucntions

    • Shutter release
    • Live Guide
    • AF area selection
    • Frame forward/backward
    • Enlargement playback
    • Super Control Panel

Level Gauge

  • Display

    Rear display and viewfinder

  • Detection

    2axis

Super Control Panel

  • Displayed information

    • Battery indicator
    • Shooting mode
    • Shutter speed
    • Aperture value
    • Exposure compensation value
    • Exposure mode
    • ISO
    • Exposure compensation indicator
    • Flash compensation value
    • Date
    • AE bracketing
    • Noise reduction
    • White balance
    • White balance compensation value
    • Record mode
    • Flash mode
    • Image Size
    • Drive mode
    • Metering mode
    • Number of storable frames
    • Focus mode
    • AF frame
    • Colour space
    • Sharpness compensation value
    • Contrast compensation value
    • Saturation
    • Internal temperature warning
    • Gradation
    • IS activating mode
    • Face detection
    • My Mode
    • Multi-Exposure
    • Aspect ratio
    • Super FP

Recording Formats

  • RAW

    12bit

  • RAW & JPEG

    Yes parallel recording

  • JPEG

    Yes

  • Aspect ratio

    4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1

Image Size

  • Aspect ratio

    4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1

  • RAW

    3968 x 2976 compressed / 13.9MB / frame

  • Large

    3968 x 2976 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 5.9MB / frame

  • 3968 x 2976 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 2.7MB / frame

  • Middle

    2560 x 1920 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 1.1MB / frame

Still Image Recording

  • EXIF

    2.2

  • PIM

    III

  • DPOF

    Yes

  • DCF

    Yes

Movie Recording System

  • Recording format

    MOV(MPEG4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)

  • Image Stabilisation Mode

    Multimotion Movie IS

  • HD Movie quality

    1080P 30p, 20Mbps Recording time: 29min.

  • 720P 30p, 13Mbps Recording time: 29min.

  • High-Speed Recording

    QVGA / 240fps Recording time: 20sec.

  • VGA / 120fps Recording time: 20sec.

  • Frame rate

    30fps

  • Art Filter

    • Cross Process
    • Diorama
    • Dramatic Tone
    • Gentle Sepia
    • Grainy Film
    • Key Line
    • Light Tone
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Pop Art
    • Pin Hole
    • Soft Focus
  • Max. file size

    4GB

Sound Recording System

  • Recording format

    Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base

  • Internal microphone

    Stereo

  • Microphone functions

    • Wind Noise Reduction
    • Audio Dubbing
    • Recording Volume
  • Image footage

    30s

View Images

  • Modes

    • Index
    • Zoom
    • Slide show
    • Movie
    • Single
  • Auto rotation

    Yes

  • Histogram in playback mode

    Yes

  • Highlight/Shadow point warning

    Yes

  • Shooting information

    Off / On

  • Image protect mode

    Yes

  • Index

    4, 9, 25 frames

  • Zoom

    14x

Erase / Protect / Copy Function

  • Erase modes

    Single, All, Selected

  • Image protect mode

    Single, Selected

Image Editing

  • RAW data edit

    Yes

  • Red-eye reduction

    Yes

  • Sepia

    Yes

  • Resize

    Yes

  • Correction of saturation

    Yes

  • Shadow Adjustment

    Yes

  • Trimming

    Yes

  • e-Portrait

    Yes

  • Aspect ratio

    -

Menu

  • Menu languages in camera

    39 languages (Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (BR + PT), German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese,Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese)

Customisation Options

  • Fn Button

    Yes

  • My Mode

    2 settings storable

  • Factory reset

    Full / Basic

  • Programmable button

    Yes

Interface

  • Media

    SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHSI compatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting

  • HDMI™

    Yes Micro connector (Type D) *

  • USB 2.0 High Speed

    Yes

  • Combined V & USB output

    Yes NTSC or PAL selectable

  • Hot shoe

    Yes

  • Wireless connectivity

    • Eye-Fi Card compatible
    • WiFi
  • * "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "HighDefinition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Wi-Fi Functions

  • Easy Connection

    QR code setting

  • Wireless Shooting

    • Live View
    • Power off
    • Rec View
    • Self timer
    • Touch AF & Shutter
    • P/A/S/M exposure modes
    • Bulb mode
    • Zoom

Other Features

  • Premium functions

    • iHS Technology
    • ND Filter
    • Zoom Framing Assist

Power Supply

  • Battery

    BLS5 LiIon battery (included)

  • Sleep mode

    Available (1min, 3min, 5min)

Environment

  • Temperature

    0 40°C operating temperature / 20 60°C storage temperature

  • Humidity

    30 90% operation humidity / 10 90% storage humidity

Size

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    116.2 x 87 x 56.5mm (with Automatic lens cap attached, without protrusions)

  • Weight

    402g (including battery and memory card)

 
 
 

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