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The Stylus 1 is the latest serious compact camera from Olympus and features a bright f/2.8 10.7x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, a 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and full manual controls. The Stylus 1 will be priced at £549.99, and will be available in classic black from late November 2013.
The camera comes with a removable lens cap / screw on lens cap that automatically closes when the camera is switched off, and automatically opens when the camera is switched on, protecting the lens when the camera is not in use, and also making sure that you don't lose the lens cap.
There is a zoom control on the left hand side, as well as a control ring surrounding the lens, and another control wheel on top of the camera. The rear of the camera features a 3inch tilting touch screen, as well as the 1.44 million dot electronic viewfinder (EVF). There is a built in flash, which is popped up using one of the side buttons.
- 12 megapixel BSI 1/1.7inch CMOS sensor
- i.Zuiko Digital 10.7x optical zoom lens
- 28-300mm equivalent, f/2.8, ZERO coating
- Optical image stabilisation
- 3inch tilting touch screen, 1040k dots
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), 1.44million dots
- Dual-axis electronic level
- Fn1, Fn2 function buttons
- P,A,S,M shooting modes
- Analogue / Digital Hybrid Control Ring
- Wi-Fi and remote operation
- 11 Art Filters and 5 different frame / art effects
- 1080p Full HD Movie with sound and high-speed movie recording (120fps/240fps)
- ISO 100- 12800
- 7fps continuous shooting, 200 shots
The top of the camera features the mode dial, flash hot-shoe, control wheel, shutter release with zoom control surrounding it, the on/off button and a dedicated video button. There are a total of two dedicated function buttons, with one on the back where your thumb rests, and another at the front with a switch.
The rear touch screen tilts up and down, a control wheel surrounds the lens, and pressing the middle OK button will bring up options on the rear screen making it easy to change settings, and the options and menus are almost identical to the menus you find on the Olympus PEN and OM-D Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The bottom is where you'll find the battery and memory card compartment, and the camera takes the same battery as other Olympus PEN cameras. Battery life is rated at 410 shots according to Olympus / CIPA testing standards.
Compared to the Sony Cyber-shot RX10:
Olympus Stylus 1 Vs Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 Front
Olympus Stylus 1 Features vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Features:
|12mp BSI 1/1.7inch Sensor||20mp 1inch BSI Sensor|
|10.7x optical zoom lens||8.3x optical zoom lens|
|f/2.8 constant aperture||f/2.8 constant aperture|
|28-300mm equivalent||24-200mm equivalent|
|Optical image stabilisation||Optical image stabilisation|
|1.44m dot EVF||1.44m dot EVF|
|Flash hot-shoe||Flash hot-shoe|
|3inch tilting touch-screen||3inch tilting screen|
|Wi-Fi and remote operation||Wi-Fi and NFC for remote operation|
|7fps continuous shooting||10fps continuous shooting|
|Dual-axis electronic level||Dual-axis electronic level|
|Full HD video, stereo sound||
Full HD video stereo sound,
mic / headphone sockets
|Metal body||Weather sealed magnesium alloy / plastic body|
|£549 RRP||£1049 RRP|
Olympus Stylus 1 Vs Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 Rear
Olympus Stylus 1 Vs Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 Bottom
Olympus Stylus 1 Specifications
|35mm equivalent||28mm - 300mm|
|CCD pixels||12Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)|
|Sensor Size (width)||7.3mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||5.5mm|
|Screen resolution||1.04 million dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 12800|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||BLS-5 Li-Ion battery (included)|
|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.|