Olympus Stylus 1 Camera for Semi-Pro Photographers

Olympus launched Stylus 1 camera on Tuesday, appealing to semi-pro photographers who aspire to take more than just smartphone snapshots. The Stylus 1 is a sleek, easy-to-carry compact camera that draws on the sophisticated technology of our acclaimed OM-D Series. Interactive high-definition EVF, versatile constant f2.8 i.ZUIKO lens, simplified Wi-Fi connectivity.

That is the premise behind the Stylus 1, the latest compact from Olympus that borrows one or two (OK, make that more than three) design cues from the wildly successful OM-D interchangeable lens camera (ILC) range.

Stylus 1 Camera

For those looking to harness the Stylus 1’s video-recording functions, the camera offers 1080p recording and stereo sound. What’s more, the compact camera can quickly be connected via Wi-Fi for rapid photo-sharing.

Here are the detailed specifications of the Olympus STYLUS 1 compact camera:

  • The sensor 1/1.7 inch 12 million pixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • Lens 28-300mm equivalent f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, 12 elements in 10 groups with IS
  • Automatic retractable lens cap is attached
  • ISO range: 100-12800
  • Shutter: 1/2000 seconds 60 seconds
  • Video 1920 x 1080 30p
  • 1.44 million dots EVF with eye sensor
  • 1.04 million pixels 3 type, tiltable touch LCD screen
  • Control ring
  • Equipped with a Wi-Fi function, can work with smartphone
  • Dimensions: 116.2 x 87 x 56.5mm
  • Weight: 402g (incl. battery, media, lens cap)

The Stylus 1 packs an amazing amount of functionality into an ultra-compact silhouette. But thoughtful accessories (tele-converter, flashes, cases, straps) make it that much better. Selling for $699.99, the Olympus Stylus 1 will be available in December.