This review is devoted to Stylus 1s that Olympus has first introduced to the public in Apr 13, 2015. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
This is an upgraded model that Olympus released to replace their older product 1.
In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #34 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #462 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Olympus Stylus 1s review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Olympus Stylus 1s. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.
Olympus Stylus 1s has the following external dimensions 116 x 116 x 57 mm (45.67 x 34.25 x 22.44″) with the weight of 402 g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Olympus Stylus 1s, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Olympus Stylus 1s is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 57mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Olympus Stylus 1s with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Olympus Stylus 1s is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Olympus Stylus 1s compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Olympus Stylus 1s comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Olympus Stylus 1s comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Olympus Stylus 1s boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
The base of Olympus Stylus 1s has the following ISO range 100 - 12800 .
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Olympus Stylus 1s features a 12.0 MP 1/1.7" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Olympus Stylus 1s is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/1.7" sensor featured in Olympus Stylus 1s with other standard sensor sizes.
Olympus Stylus 1s is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.
The Olympus Stylus 1s’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 1,440k dots.
100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.
This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.
Some of the other highlights of Olympus Stylus 1s are its 7.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Besides, Stylus 1s comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/2000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.
Stylus 1s features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.
In addition, Stylus 1s has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Olympus Stylus 1s, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Olympus Stylus 1s allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Olympus Stylus 1s provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Olympus Stylus 1s is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
One more advantage of Olympus Stylus 1s is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.
In addition, Stylus 1s is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Stylus 1s with suitable external devices.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Olympus Stylus 1s provides a shooting life of 450, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.
Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Superzoom category, Olympus Stylus 1s offers the highest battery life that reaches 450 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Olympus Stylus 1s’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Olympus Stylus 1s’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Stylus 1s to the average SuperZoom camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus 1s performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 48. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus 1s can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus 1s performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus 1s can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus 1s performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 62. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus 1s can be called a 62 model for this type of photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus 1s performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus 1s can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Olympus Stylus 1s performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 60. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Olympus Stylus 1s can be called a 60 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Apr 13, 2015|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||1,440k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||7.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual|
|Sensor Dimensions||7.44 x 5.58 mm|
|Sensor Area||41.52 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||3968 x 2976|
|Max Native ISO||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||35|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||116 x 87 x 57 mm|
|Battery Life||450 shots|
|Battery Type||450 shots|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|