Olympus Stylus 1

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
bart
Looks very interesting as a more pocketable and more affordable competitor to the Sony RX10, depending on the aperture ofcourse. I wonder if it's weathersealed?
 

Biro

Super Moderator
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
There are now so many cool compact, fixed-lens, cameras coming out that I am tempted to sell off all of my Pentax and micro four-thirds gear, and buy a slew of the new cameras. A different one for each situation and application. :rolleyes:

EDIT: Seriously, if this new Oly has weather resistance and a reasonably fast lens (say, you're still at f/2.8 when you're as far out as 90mm equivalent), I'd be interested. My old Canon S3 IS had a focal range of 36-432mm and a maximum aperture range of f/2.7-3.5.

Small sensor compared to the latest and greatest? Sure, but I've gotten tons of great shots with cameras that have 1/1.7" sensors. Maybe phase detection auto-focus on the sensor? Tell me you wouldn't mind taking this camera on a trip if it had all of my requirements above.
 

serhan

All-Pro
May 7, 2011
NYC

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
Strangely, I actually am excited about checking one of these out! f2.8 at 300mm is pretty awesome (assuming that the IQ is not a messy mush at f2.8). Plus, the lens barrel doesn't become a honking telescope of the size of the Hubble at 300mm. The EVF seems pretty decent, and the camera offers plenty of enthusiast level controls.

Carry one of these and a Sony A7R + 35/2.8, and I could be pretty happy!!*





* until the next great camera. :)

Or then maybe not ... this camera is not pocketable. May just go with a LF1.
 

Biro

Super Moderator
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
It looks like a terrific camera. The RX10 seems to offer about a stop better performance over the Stylus 1 at high ISOs, according to Ephotozine. But, at half the price for the Oly, I can live with that.
 

Yeats

All-Pro
Jul 31, 2012
New Jersey, USA
Chris
It looks like a terrific camera. The RX10 seems to offer about a stop better performance over the Stylus 1 at high ISOs, according to Ephotozine. But, at half the price for the Oly, I can live with that.
For me, the issue with the better small-sensor cameras is not noise or resolution, but the crunchiness of the files.

Then again, the only "enthusiast" small-sensor cams I've had were the Panny LX5 & LX7. Perhaps the Oly is more forgiving.

For less than the Oly Stylus 1, you can buy a Panny G5 w/kit lens + 45-150mm lens. Obviously, the Panny kit is larger, but jus' sayin'...
 

Biro

Super Moderator
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
For me, the issue with the better small-sensor cameras is not noise or resolution, but the crunchiness of the files.

Then again, the only "enthusiast" small-sensor cams I've had were the Panny LX5 & LX7. Perhaps the Oly is more forgiving.

For less than the Oly Stylus 1, you can buy a Panny G5 w/kit lens + 45-150mm lens. Obviously, the Panny kit is larger, but jus' sayin'...
You're right. For me, the Stylus 1 would be a travel/vacation camera.
 

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