Most useful 450g ever carried.

Started Dec 15, 2019 | User reviews thread
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xmeda Senior Member • Posts: 1,808
Most useful 450g ever carried.

I've bought this camera as used after owning Olympus XZ-1 for several years and also having quite big Pentax DSLR setup with numerous cameras and lenses. I bought this camera in mint condition for about $160 and it immediately replaced my XZ-1 as daily carry camera. Yes it is bigger and EVF eyepiece is large, but the focal range and sensor performance are both very nice. While XZ-1 on base ISO100 provides nice images, Stylus1S is perfectly usable even at ISO400 to get quite clean images. Of course ISO400-1600 has its limits and above ISO1600 it is only for emergency use.
Lens is very good, even fully open at F2.8 it is perfect in central part and around F4 whole frame is perfectly detailed. Stabilisation works VERY well! Autofocus on central point is quite good for compact camera from 2015 too. AF tracking and multi-point or face detection has its limits, but still very acceptable for general use.

VIdeo has standard modes with stabilisation included. 120fps and 240fps does not have stabilisation available and clips have very limited length. But it is interesting to observe some 120fps videos, while 240fps resolution is too low for my taste.

Only disadvantage is that battery cannot be charged in camera via USB like in XZ-1. But fortunately there are cheap USB chargers on aliexpress or ebay available for few $, so even charging from powerbank is possible. Anyway, get two batteries at least.

I also carry this camera in DSLR bag as it is perfect for quick videos or snapshots with that beautiful lens.

If you see some cheap, buy it! You won't regret.

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Casio QV-R40 Casio Exilim EX-Z110 Olympus XZ-1 Pentax X-5 Olympus XZ-2 iHS +42 more
Olympus Stylus 1s
12 megapixels • 3 screen • 28 – 300 mm (10.7×)
Announced: Apr 13, 2015
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