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Super zoom? Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review

By dpreview staff on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:00 GMT
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Up until recently, the only 'real' premium superzoom camera was the Panasonic DMC-FZ200. Two weeks ago Sony made a big splash with their pricey Cyber-shot RX10, which features a 1"-type sensor. The Olympus Stylus 1 slots in nicely somewhere between the two, offering a 1/1.7"-type sensor and constant F2.8, 28-300mm equivalent lens in an OM-D-style body.

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Anfy
By Anfy (6 months ago)

They managed to put a flash on the EVF "hump": why it was not possible on the E-M5/E-M1 really I do not know.

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sbszine
By sbszine (6 months ago)

The EVF hump on the E-M5 contains the IBIS gadgetry apparently.

6 upvotes
vapentaxuser
By vapentaxuser (6 months ago)

Excellent image quality.

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zapatista
By zapatista (6 months ago)

Well, constant f2.8 is nice, I wonder how is does vs. an FZ200.

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thejohnnerparty
By thejohnnerparty (6 months ago)

Good question. ... Theoretically, a tad better - maybe. But the video functionally on the FZ200 is quite amazing. .... We'll see.

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jeffcpix
By jeffcpix (6 months ago)

Too bad Sony doesn't update the KM A2 -- one of the last
great Minolta designs. And the A2 28-300 f2.8 was a G lens!

2 upvotes
Lightpath48
By Lightpath48 (6 months ago)

I add another + to previous comments in consideration of the Fujifilm X-S1 for this class. Its specs, handling and IQ are certainly up to the levels of this super zoom group and its reduced price now makes it very competitive.

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