Olympus Stylus 1

drd1135

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Jul 13, 2011
124
Lexington, Virginia
Steve
Here are a collection of Stylus 1 images. Rather than post them in a bunch of image threads, I thought I'd put them all here.

I really enjoy this camera. I can put up with small sensor limitations because it's so easy to grab and carry this camera, the lens is good and versatile, and the raw files clean up pretty well. The most pleasant surprise, however, is the very nice bokeh. I find it does need some underexposure, however, to save the highlights.

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Lawrence A.

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Nov 8, 2012
124
New Mexico
Larry
I just got a used Stylus 1 in pristine condition for a bit over $300, and I'm very, very impressed with it, at least its raw files. I use it without a second thought up to iso 1250 and don't hesitate to go to 1600. With excellent 5 axis stabilization, I rarely have to go beyond that, but have gotten decent shots at 3200. All of this assumes shooting raw. The jpeg engine makes ugly mush of high iso shots, even with noise reduction off and the noise filter set to low, but that's generally how I feel about small sensor jpegs of high iso shots. Below are some shots That I've posted on other threads. The camera is a terrific little machine, produces good quality files, and is one I feel confident using for significant events. For an upcoming trip overseas, I'll have the 35mm, 50mm,and 90 equivalent focal lengths covered by primes. The Stylus 1 is sweet enough that I have no problem letting it cover everything else.
 

Lawrence A.

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Nov 8, 2012
124
New Mexico
Larry
And here is a 3200 iso and 1250. I'd keep them small usually, but wanted to give an honest example of what they look like a bit larger, acceptable, I think, even if showing signs of its sensors limitations.
Starting with the iso 3200 shot:

 

Lawrence A.

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Nov 8, 2012
124
New Mexico
Larry
These are great little cameras. I'm sorry Olympus decided the market doesn't warrant keeping the line going. I may take my Pen-F, my Leica X, or other cameras on a trip, but this is always in the bag. I don't like traveling with lenses that look (and weigh!) like field artillery, and this little marvel gives me considerable reach in a tiny package. One of my favorite all-time cameras.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
These are great little cameras. I'm sorry Olympus decided the market doesn't warrant keeping the line going. I may take my Pen-F, my Leica X, or other cameras on a trip, but this is always in the bag. I don't like traveling with lenses that look (and weigh!) like field artillery, and this little marvel gives me considerable reach in a tiny package. One of my favorite all-time cameras.
I missed the boat with the Stylus1, I really wanted one, didn't have the money at the time, I blinked and they were gone. Can still buy them used from Japan at massive cost... nope.
 

Lawrence A.

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Nov 8, 2012
124
New Mexico
Larry
Same here. Toyed with getting one several times. The cost of used Styluses on eBay now is ridiculous, more than you could buy one for brand new.
It seems as soon as word got out that there would be no more of them, the price shot up. I used to grab them used to give as gifts to people overseas, but I can't afford to do that now.
 

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