Olympus Stylus 1

  • Olympus Stylus 1
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  • 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
  • Excellent EVF.
  • Tilting touch-screen LCD.


  • Noticeable color fringing in some images.
  • Not as wide-angle as others in its class.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Pocket-lint on 80

There's no getting around it: the Olympus Stylus 1 is a pricey bit of kit. But is it worth it? Absolutely. Because it's an camera that enables. There's that significant zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and fast autofocus which...

By reviewed.com on 91

Olympus has created a niche camera in the Stylus 1, perhaps by design. It's too big to appeal to pocketable point-and-shoot shoppers, while its sensor is too small to really please the enthusiasts it seems aimed at. The difficult question of this...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

CONCLUSION 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...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

Given the relatively small size of the camera's sensor, the review cameras turned in a good enough performance to satisfy most potential purchasers and handled most types of lighting competently. For everyday photography, the Stylus 1 provides all of the...

By T3 on 80

In a nutshell we've a comprehensive degree of control and DSLR-like build with this Olympus, yet still a smaller form factor overall than an actual SLR. As a result, along with Sony's RX100 II, the Olympus Stylus 1 feels the most fully realised and grown up among its rivals.

By Camera Labs on 83

The Olympus STYLUS 1 is a very satisfying bridge camera that's confidently positioned between models like Panasonic's FZ200 and Sony's RX10. The zoom may not be as long as the FZ200 and the price higher too, but in use the STYLUS 1 delivers a far...

By TrustedReviews on 70

The Olympus Stylus 1 is a feature-packed advanced compact that is well designed and offers a good level of performance. There are a few issues with the camera’s lens, and at its current price it is a touch too expensive, although it does perform at the level we expect of an advanced compact.

By Sydney Morning Herald on

Digital Life News Cameras Technology News DateJanuary 30, 2014 (0) Read later This 12-megapixel camera, with a 28-300mm f2.8 constant aperture, optically stabilised lens, looks and feels like a hybrid. Olympus calls it a ''compact'' but it...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—OLYMPUS STYLUS 1] by terry on 30 January 2014 Price: $700 street price Impressive THE LOW-DOWN: This 12 megapixel camera, with a 28–300mm f2.8 constant aperture, optically stabilised lens, looks and feels like a hybrid. Olympus call it a...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

A remarkable camera. The constant f2.8 aperture over the 10x zoom range is impressive, making it possible to get a shallow depth of field with out-of -focus background, ideal for portraiture. The Super Fine jpegs are excellent; the RAW output is better....

By What Digital Camera on 86

Out of all of the original "big five" traditional camera companies, it is Olympus which has shown the greatest commitment to digital photography. While Nikon, Canon and Pentax still make film cameras, and Minolta is sadly just a fading memory, Olympus...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Olympus Stylus 1 brings a breath of fresh air to the bridge market, proving that new-gen bridges can have it all, with a fast lens but a compact build, and user-friendly controls but a decent selection of advanced options. It's a stylish and...

By Steves Digicams on

By Josh Fate Olympus has given new meaning and functionality to the compact digicam. With the introduction of the Stylus 1 camera, they have provided the control of a dSLR in a compact body that you will have no problems taking with you any time. The...

By Digital Trends on 85

As we said, we love little cameras like the Stylus 1. No, they aren't as convenient as a smartphone, but if you want good image quality in a compact – and are willing to carry two devices – the Stylus 1 is the type of camera you want if you aren't...

By CNET Australia on 80

For those who crave an enthusiast compact with more zoom range, the Olympus Stylus 1 should be high on your list for its excellent balance of performance, design, and...

By PC Mag on 90

The Olympus Stylus 1 is a cross between and enthusiast compact and a superzoom that covers an impressive 28-300mm zoom range at...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Olympus Stylus 1 is an advanced super-zoom compact camera with a 12 megapixel 1/1.7-inch BSI CMOS sensor, 10.7x 28-300mm lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range, and a 1.44-million-dot electronic viewfinder. The lens features...

By Digital Photography Review on

Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control. Good low-light performance, the ability to shoot Raw, and accessible manual controls make these compacts a viable portable...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Olympus Stylus 1, by using the styling of the Olympus OM-D series, which itself was styled on the old and classic Olympus OM SLR series, has not only brought about a stylish compact camera, but it's also brought about a genuinely useful and somewhat...

By Pocket-lint on

Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix for...