Olympus Stylus 1 Review - The Olympus Stylus 1 is a new advanced compact that shares a host of its design characteristics with the popular OM-D CSC range. Does it have the picture quality to match? Find out in the full WDC review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Olympus Stylus 1

Overall score:86%
Image Quality:85%


  • Design; Performance; Viewfinder; Versatility


  • Lens quality; Price


Olympus Stylus 1 Review


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Olympus Stylus 1 Review – Verdict

Olympus Stylus 1 angled

Up to a point, more choice is generally a good thing, so it’s nice to have another camera to choose from at the top of the advanced compact market. The Olympus Stylus 1 is a very accomplished camera from a veteran manufacturer, and can compete on equal terms with the other cameras you’ll see on the same shelf.

In terms of potential image quality it is a match for any of them, and its outstanding performance is better than most. It has the kind of creative versatility that enthusiast photographers are looking for, and other features such as the excellent viewfinder, fast zoom lens and ultra-sharp monitor are also very welcome.

However at the moment it is a very expensive camera, costing around £70 more than its closest rival, and its size, weight and SLR styling will not appeal to everyone. Nevertheless if you do choose a Stylus 1 you certainly won’t be disappointed.

  1. 1. Olympus Stylus 1 Review - Features
  2. 2. Olympus Stylus 1 Review - Design
  3. 3. Olympus Stylus 1 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Olympus Stylus 1 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Olympus Stylus 1 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Olympus Stylus 1 Review - Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. First Look
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