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Overview of the Stylus 1s
If you're hunting for a new high-end camera, the Olympus Stylus 1s might be at the top of your list. This innovative device is perfect for professional photographers looking for a camera with a variety of advanced features. The device comes equipped with a 12-megapixel sensor, high-speed AF, and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, which makes it an excellent choice if you love to capture stunning images and prefer precision photography. But what makes this camera so special, and is it worth the cost? In this article, we'll answer these questions and explore the best features of the Olympus Stylus 1s, so keep reading!
Olympus Stylus 1s Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Olympus Stylus 1s camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Olympus Stylus 1s
|Dimensions||116 x 87 x 57mm|
The Olympus Stylus 1s is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots|
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
This camera has a tilting 3.00" screen, with a display resolution of 1,040k dots. This makes the Olympus Stylus 1s not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. The camera also features a touch screen, which adds to its ease of use.
Stylus 1s includes a electronic viewfinder with 1,440k dots of resolution with a coverage of 100% and a magnification of n/a. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Olympus Stylus 1s has a 12MP sized BSI-CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 12 pixels. Olympus Stylus 1s has a native ISO range of 100 - 12800 which can be boosted to null - null. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
Apr 13 2015
100 - 12800
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||3968 x 2976 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Olympus Stylus 1s camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the Stylus 1s is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
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Full frame equivalent
This camera: 1/1.7'
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Battery Life||450 shots|
The Olympus Stylus 1s supports SD/SDHC/SDXC card with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Olympus Stylus 1s uses the BLS-50 model of battery pack. This is rated for 450 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Olympus Stylus 1s has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. It also offers a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Olympus Stylus 1s boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Olympus Stylus 1s includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with 35 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Olympus Stylus 1s features a BSI-CMOS sensor
No the Stylus 1s does not have weather sealing.
The Olympus Stylus 1s was announced on Apr 13 2015
Yes the Stylus 1s does have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The Stylus 1s has a native ISO range of 100-12800, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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