Olympus STYLUS 1s Compact Digital Camera - £249 @ Amazon
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Olympus STYLUS 1s Compact Digital Camera - £249 @ Amazon

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Found 3rd Mar 2016
Constant-aperture f/2.8 28-300mm i.ZUIKO Lens
12 MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor
1.44 million dot Electronic Viewfinder with automatic eye detection
3.0" LCD tilting touch screen
Lens-shift image stabilization
7.0 fps continuous shooting
Ultra-slim, lightweight design
Comprehensive manual and automatic controls
Focus Peaking for easier Manual Focus
Wi-Fi control

£329 elsewhere.

19 Comments

Banned

1/1.7"

http://i.imgur.com/7RwT2Jh.gif

LOL

Good travel camera, I have the previous model. (no S)

rony69ner

1/1.7"LOL


we have apple fan boys, the android, then canon, nikon.. this time is Spitney Bears fans

heat added by the way

Add 2nd hand 1.7x telcon. And still f/2.8

Oh ffs, I paid £220 for the Stylus 1 (used!) at the beginning of Jan! Damn good price, don't let the 1/1.7" sensor put you off, it's the biggest you'll get with an 11x zoom, built-in EVF and constant 2.8f aperture. It's actually quite decent in low light.

If you're looking for something compact (fits in jacket pocket) with decent zoom, decent-ish sensor size (most 10x+ compact zooms are only 1/2.3") and an EVF (!) at a very reasonable price, this ticks all the boxes.

Alternatives:

Canon G3X - 1" sensor, 25x zoom, f2.8-5.6, no EVF, compact, pricey
Lumix FZ1000 - 1" sensor, 16x zoom, f2.8, EVF, massive, pricey
Lumix ZS100 - 1" sensor, 10x zoom, f2.8-5.9, no EVF, compact, pricey
Sony RX10 II - 1" sensor, 8x zoom, f2.8, EVF, massive, pricey
Edited by: "nedge2k" 3rd Mar 2016

A good camera. Difficult menus. It's a pity its not more attractive. Very good price.

Is this going to to be any better than my lumix tz70, also can you fit a filter to the lens?

Bendown

Is this going to to be any better than my lumix tz70, also can you fit a … Is this going to to be any better than my lumix tz70, also can you fit a filter to the lens?


There are addon lens options for the Olympus, but they are specific to Olympus (wide angle, telephoto)
The Olympus has a built in ND filter meaning you can control the depth of field more easily than the Lumix
The viewfinder on the Olympus will be better than the Lumix

The sensor on the Olympus is bigger & the aperture is constant f2.8 - meaning image quality should be better than the TZ70, and you get more depth of field control & better results in low light.
The flash sync speed is much higher on the Olympus, meaning you will find the flash useful in more situations than the Lumix


In favour of the Lumix:
The Lumix can shoot at 24mm wide, which is better than the Olympus 28mm
The Lumix has a longer zoom range (720mm v 300mm)
The Lumix can shoot HD video @ 50fps, vs 30fps on the Olympus
The Lumix menu system is easier to use than the Olympus
The Lumix is a smaller than the Olympus
The Lumix has a 3D mode (not sure how it works though as there is only 1 lens)
The Lumix panorama mode is built in, vs Olympus panorama requires you to use software on your pc to stitch the images together.
The Lumix has a built in GPS for geotagging.

So I would say, that if you want better picture quality/control then the Olympus is a better choice, but if want more of a do it all camera with more bells & whistles then the Lumix is more suitable.
Handling wise I believe the Olympus will be more enjoyable because the viewfinder is better & the shape size is more suitable (but that is my preference)

Edited by: "the-bunker" 3rd Mar 2016

the-bunker

There are addon lens options for the Olympus, but they are specific to … There are addon lens options for the Olympus, but they are specific to Olympus (wide angle, telephoto)The Olympus has a built in ND filter meaning you can control the depth of field more easily than the LumixThe viewfinder on the Olympus will be better than the LumixThe sensor on the Olympus is bigger & the aperture is constant f2.8 - meaning image quality should be better than the TZ70, and you get more depth of field control & better results in low light.The flash sync speed is much higher on the Olympus, meaning you will find the flash useful in more situations than the LumixIn favour of the Lumix:The Lumix can shoot at 24mm wide, which is better than the Olympus 28mmThe Lumix has a longer zoom range (720mm v 300mm)The Lumix can shoot HD video @ 50fps, vs 30fps on the OlympusThe Lumix menu system is easier to use than the OlympusThe Lumix is a smaller than the OlympusThe Lumix has a 3D mode (not sure how it works though as there is only 1 lens)The Lumix panorama mode is built in, vs Olympus panorama requires you to use software on your pc to stitch the images together.So I would say, that if you want better picture quality/control then the Olympus is a better choice, but if want more of a do it all camera with more bells & whistles then the Lumix is more suitable.Handling wise I believe the Olympus will be more enjoyable because the viewfinder is better & the shape size is more suitable (but that is my preference)


Thanks, now to decide

I'm in the same boat this or tz 70 dont think I can read anymore reviews. Anybody had hands on with both ?

Original Poster

plantgary

I'm in the same boat this or tz 70 dont think I can read anymore reviews. … I'm in the same boat this or tz 70 dont think I can read anymore reviews. Anybody had hands on with both ?


Big difference between the two is the constant f2.8 aperture Lens on the Olympus. At 300 mm the Panasonic will be using f5.8 whereas the Olympus is still f2.8, combined with the slightly larger sensor this will give much better low light performance. Larger and higher res EVF + it has a tilting screen which the Panasonic does not.

So close on pressing the buy button

Original Poster

Sample photos from both: -
Olympus
flickr.com/gro…ol/
Panasonic
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2780540@N24/pool/

nedge2k

Lumix ZS100 - 1" sensor, 10x zoom, f2.8-5.9, no EVF, compact, pricey



Just a minor correction, but the TZ100/ZS100 does have an EVF. Not a particularly good one by all accounts, but if does have one.

The Olympus Stylus 1 does have a pretty amazing art filter section. Dramatic art is particularly fun to use.

£236 with student discount, sooo tempted as I have been asked to take some pics at a wedding. I guess I could sell my lumix tz70, decisions, decisions

Bendown

£236 with student discount, sooo tempted as I have been asked to take … £236 with student discount, sooo tempted as I have been asked to take some pics at a wedding. I guess I could sell my lumix tz70, decisions, decisions


I think you would get some amazing portrait & group shots with the Stylus - it's a really impressive camera & very engaging to use.

Bendown

£236 with student discount, sooo tempted as I have been asked to take … £236 with student discount, sooo tempted as I have been asked to take some pics at a wedding. I guess I could sell my lumix tz70, decisions, decisions


why have you been asked to take pics at a wedding?
have a proven history of taking photos or something? seems like your only camera is (was.. think you just bought epl6) tz70 and surely noone says 'woah - that guys got a compact superzoom lets get him to do our wedding pics'...
lot of pressure for a little sensor!
Edited by: "brilly" 8th Mar 2016
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