Stylus 1, 1s Setup Suggestions *** Revised 10-7-19 ***

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info and contributions from others to get here are found in this prior thread

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54433732

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Stylus 1 Setup Suggestions: Revised 10-7-19

page #s are from Olympus 118 page online manual (same as manual on CD). List of defaults, pg 102-106.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/STYLUS%201_MANUAL_ENG.PDF

Stylus 1, Firmware update 2, gives original Stylus 1 the features of later Stylus 1s model.

The Olympus Stylus firmware page says: http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/#stylus

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Setup Changes from Default (where to find them, and why I use them)

1. Reset to begin. pg 47. Menu, camera 1, 2 line down, Reset/C mode setup: Reset, either Full or Basic. FULL. List of default settings: pg 102 to 106

2. Super Control Panel. (SCP) needs to be turned ON

SCP is Fabulous. Once set up, you simply press the OK button for access to 23 setting icons on 1 single page. Check or change something. Use touch or rocker to an icon, say focus mode: touch (or press ok), all focus modes pop up, select macro, shoot. ISO, WB, Focus area, metering area, ….. all 23 setting icons are there in one button press. Importantly, once using SCP, you can now use Fn buttons for other choices.

Menu, Gear symbol, item D, display, press ok, 3 line down, Control Settings, press ok. iAuto, right click, uncheck live guide, uncheck live control, check live SCP box.Same thing for PASM, only SCP box checked. Leave Art and SCN alone. (Live Control is similar, but only 7 items are shown on screen). pg 66,67

3. Default JPEG compression is N not F or, SF (much less compression) ***

a. JPEG SF (Super Fine Compression) (least amount of Jpeg compression, largest Jpeg file size).pg 37, 38.

b. F = fine = 48% less compression than N. Jpeg SF (Superfine) is a new choice these days. Jpeg SF is 34% less compression than F. Average file sizes, (and resultant writing time) increase: F = 85% larger file than N. SF = 44% larger than F.

c. The camera/buffer is superfast; it’s hard to notice a time difference, except when writing a burst of continuous shots. Memory is inexpensive, so file size is not too consequential. Shooting RAW, much larger files, takes longer to write also. File size chart, pg 101. (note: File chart in manual is incorrect. RAW files average 12MB).

d. Menu, gear, line G, quality symbol/color/wb, press ok, 6 line down, symbol, set, press ok. You can change 4 sets of settings: pick the size of the image, and then you pick the amount of compression to be used. This effects the choices you make next in item 4. Mine: 1 is L/Sf; 2 is L/F; 3 is M/F; 4 is S/F. Despite reading elsewhere how hard it is to see the difference between F and SF, I now use it. (Robin Wong shoots RAW + Jpeg SF).

e. JPEG Compression. Camera 1; 4 line, symbol with dots; still picture; image size: change it to LF (jpeg only) or LF + RAW. Or, to try Jpeg Superfine, use LSF (jpeg only) or LSF + RAW

4. AEB Auto Exposure Bracketing Suggestion

I found I never use a + exposure for any bracketing of any of my cameras. I also find avoiding blown out skies, and lifting shadows in PP very successful, amazing amount of detail can be recovered, while cutting highlights in PP leads to problems rather quickly.

To avoid getting a wasted AEB + exposure I pre-adjust using the normal exposure control to -.3 or -.7

Then, pre-adjusted -.3ev, using AEB +/- .3ev, I get: 0.0; -.3; -.6. (or any other combination I might try)

5. Movie. next line down from #4 above, I change from Full HD to HD, for smaller file sizes if I share (50% less pixel count). I don’t do much video, and given the tiny mics in compact cameras, I use my Video Camera when I might/will do video. (David Pogue agrees, Mpeg4 is good enough video from these compacts). pg 37.

6. Exposure Metering Area CAN Follow Chosen ‘OFF CENTER’ Focus Area. Default metering areais centered; no matter if it’s size is multi, center, or spot. If you want, it can automatically follow your chosen off center focus point. Menu, gear, line E, exp/iso, press ok, 2 line down, … metering, turn ON.

7. Flash Strength CAN automatically follow Exposure Compensation +/-.Menu, gear, line f, flash custom, 2 line, two compensation symbols, default off, turn ON

8. Function Buttons, and AEL. pg 70, 77.

Fn1, Fn2, and Red Dot button Options are NOT the same, so it gets complicated.

AEL is ONLY available by reassigning either Fn1 button, or Red Dot button. Locks at 1st shot.

a. Menu, gear, 2 line down, Button/Dial/Lever. press ok, button function, press ok.

b. Fn1 function, I leave default 2X

c. Fn2 function: by default, 14 settings are checked, which means, as you press it, it toggles thru ALL 14 of those items, (hardly quick, hard to remember). Uncheck what you do not want. Most of these are in the Super Control Panel anyway. I uncheck them all, except the one setting I want to get to directly, (without moving my eye from the EVF). I pick what I am currently trying to learn, or what might be good for the situation at hand. You could check just a favorite fewoptions and toggle thru only them. Retains last used.

d. Red Dot Button, default movie. I want AEL, so, I changed Red Dot to AEL, which means, to start a movie, I need to go back to the menu, gear, 2 line, button/dial lever, …… If Fn2 could be AEL, that would be a big firmware improvement for me, I could leave red dot movie default.

e. Lots of other customization is possible on this page, I reset frequently, so I leave the rest as default.

9. Bracketing Shooting Mode. Default is OFF. It is both extensive and tricky to set up. pg 31, 51

a. Bracketing Types available: AE; WB; FL; ISO; ART. (no BKT possible in iAuto mode)

b. AE Bracketing is ONLY available in P and A modes.

c. You need to go to two menu lines to activate it.

d. Put top dial in P or A mode so AE is a choice. You can go back to whatever later.

e. Camera 2, top line, shooting mode, notice BKT shooting mode is grayed out.

f. Camera 2, 3line, Bracketing, default off, Press OK. Goes to list of the 5 types of bracketing. Top, AE, most common, press right rocker, use down rocker to choose the number of shots, and the range of exposure, pick one, mine: 3 frames, +/- .7ev.

g. Camera 2, top line, shooting mode, now, BKT shooting mode is active, (if in P or A camera mode). Choose it when desired.

h. If you select one of the 4 other BKT types, BKT will be a choice in all PASM, not iAuto.

10. Lens ‘soft’ at f2.8. I think so now, and just re-read reviews, Robin Wong, DPR and IR all say it is soft at f2.8.

11. WB, keep warm colors. For shots involving incandescent lights. Default ON. (Robin Wong says OFF). pg 74

12. IS Image Stabilization Notes

a. No matter what anyone says, I am going to turn IS OFF while using a Tripod, or Stabilized Shooting Position. Sony repeatedly says, turn it OFF. Oly Manual says OFF. Oly Rep Catalina says it can be left on, no problem will occur. Remembering to turn IS back ON for Handheld is my only concern. Sony’s IS system is constantly ‘hopping about’ anticipating/ready to deal with any inadvertent shake, can be detrimental when on a tripod.

b. Telling the camera the Tele 1.7x lens is ON, causes an increased level of IS, to help with any slight movement being magnified by the increased distances involved with Tele 1.7x use. Also, if knowing the 1.7x lens is on, the camera processor does the 1.7x math for you, the exif 35mm equivalent is correct as shot. (2X feature, when/if used: you must look for Digital Zoom, if 2, then double the exif 35mm equivalent shown).

c. This ‘extra’ IS will be involved with both RAW and/or Jpeg. Instead of Increased IS. my Sony rx100m6, 24-200mm reach, Sony processor provides more aggressive NR Noise Reduction, JPEG ONLY, which does NOT affect RAW images that have no in-camera NR applied.

d. IS ON (basic handheld setting), has two ON options:

d1. Constant (default), IS occurs both during live view prior to half press and occurs while exposing.

d2. Optionally, ‘While Exposing IS’. It affects when IS Occurs. When this option is set to ‘ON’ IS does not occur during live view, it ONLY occurs at half or full press. (this is separate from the IS OFF setting for tripod use).

13. Picture Mode. Camera 1, 3 line down, Picture Mode. Default is #3, Natural. There are 17 pre-set choices. 17 various pre-adjusted combos of: contrast, sharpness, saturation, gradation. You can make further adjustments to any/each of these. iAuto camera mode, only default #3 natural is available. pg 33, 48, 49

14. Silent Camera. Menu, gear, 3 line, Connection/Sound. 3 line down, symbol, press ok, default is camera sounds on. change to OFF. (does not change video sound volume). pg 71

15. Level Guage. Menu, gear, 4 line, display, press ok, info settings, LV-info, right rocker. Check and uncheck the screens that you will toggle thru when you hit the info button on the rear bottom right ‘info’ button. I check the level guage 1 button. Lots of optional display choices are here. pg 14

16. Program (P) and Program Shift Ps) pg 17

P is simply Auto with important options (i.e. you can set focus and or metering area sizes, not possible in Auto)

P: camera automatically sets exposure (speed, aperture, IS) based on what it sees (has no idea what your subject is, or if motion is involved).

Ps Program Shift lets you start with P, then quickly modify the Aperture (which will modify the shutter speed, and may modify the ISO).

a. P: Get/find an automatic exposure in ‘normal’ P mode, then, optionally,

b. Ps: rotate control ring, the symbol Ps appears bottom left of LCD. see/try different aperture settings (camera automatically adjusts for the aperture change, and it shows you the resultant shutter speed change) (ISO ‘might’ automatically change also, ISO shows at half press after making a change)

i.e. start in P, and then use Ps to find a combination with a faster shutter for motion, or, a different aperture for DOF control. Undo: Rotate till Ps changes back to just P (or, as I do, change the top dial to any other mode, then back to P for a fresh P start.

i.e. P mode, and go 1 click in Ps to f3.2 for sharper than f2.8 (if shutter not too slow).

17. Auto Review Time (as images are shot).

Menu, wrench, rec view, u/d rocker changes time. Pg 61. You might want it long enough to review a shot for sharpness, composition; or short, just to see framing when shooting sports, or off when in a theater, or no delay between shots. pg 61.

18. AF Area Targeting (using left rocker and touch screen).

Very fast and intuitive. Press left rocker, focus box grid appears on LCD. Touch a box. To get back to ‘Multi’ AF area, move the green box off any edge, pg 32, 45.

19. LCD ‘Touch’ CAN be disabled. Menu, gear, j, utility, 4 line down, pg 76.

20. In-camera Extra Zoom, (2X). Jpeg only, it’s ‘effortlessly good enough’, well worth a look.

Any time you engage 2X it instantly doubles the optical Focal Length, (by in-camera cropping, and in-camera up-scaling back to full 12mp). (activate 2X default is F1 button)

Later, in the picture properties, the digital zoom info line will show ‘2’. Just multiply the 35mm equivalent by 2 for effective FL up to 600mm. or

Using Tcon 1.7X, optical 510mm allows up to 1,020mm 2X.

21. Conversion Lenses (each needs it's own adapter tube for use) (bright glass maintains constant f2.8)

a. Tcon 1.7X Conversion Lens (increases base 300mm optical zoom up to 510mm).

If or when you buy one, you can/should tell the camera when it is installed. Camera 2, bottom line, symbol of lens. Off/ON. IF 'informed':

a1. The camera automatically zooms past vignette upon turn on.

a2. The EXIF math, optical zoom x 1.7x optical conversion lens is computed by the camera, the effective 35mm focal length is given, up to 510mm optical. pg 53.

a3. Automatically engages more aggressive IS, see 12b above.

b. 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens widens base 28mm view as much as 22.4mm)

22. Zoom Speed, Normal or Low. The camera has two zoom levers, top, and at the side of the lens. The side one, you can adjust the speed, normal, or, low which may be preferred for movies.

Menu, gear, b, button/dial/lever; 6th line down: zoom speed, right toggle, normal or low.

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Re: Thanks for sending this * Revised 10-7-19 ***

It came in today's email and I have printed it out.  My Stylus XZ-l came today and I'm studying your suggestions.  I have a lot to learn!

Happy shooting!

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Enjoy your new XZ-1.

No need for an email version.

Anyone can simply copy the entire post above, paste it in a blank doc on their computer, then, save it, or delete any part they already know, keep only what they want in a shorter doc.

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Thanks again, Elliott. You are the "Olympus Master of Menus" guru. I've owned four Olympus cameras over the years, but I still find something new in your comprehensive knowledge.

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I lived thru the era when VCR's were new, (oh happy day) the manuals were beyond awful, college graduates couldn't set the clocks to even try scheduling a recording. Now, like bad subtitles, it can be laughable, but not then.

RTFM came from that era.

My friend Sue and I bought the new rx100m1 fall 2012. She went back to Florida, and I was trying to help her learn hers on the phone. Horrible experience for us both. So, write it down, send it to her. And, I need to write stuff down anyway, because my memory ain't great.

I and many others hated Sony's huge menus used in the rx100's. I beat it into submission. I'm not going to let a machine beat me.

Then, Stylus 1, my first Oly, holy crap, what a disguised mess. Most difficult is so many items buried in sub-menus, buried in illogical places, impossible to remember where something is buried.

Originally, I researched, found Robin Wong's review of the Stylus 1 (nothing was on dpr), and then found a real camera store with one to check out. The salesman said, Oh yeah, I know all about that camera, the Oly rep was just here. Well, I took some shots in the store, they were god awful, I left depressed. After a while, I decided something must have been wrong, and bought one at B&H. RTFM, I'll never forget the moment I found default Jpeg Compression is N. How to cripple a racehorse!

I came to realize, Sony's huge menu is preferrable, because nearly everything has it's own line to find, very few options are in sub-menus.

Oly's SCP is terrific, they use the entire lcd for 23 icons in one place. Sony has a Fn Menu, only 12 items because they leave the live view on above 2 rows of icons. Who needs live view when checking/changing settings. How long have they been making cameras?

Sony added 'My Menu', starts empty, you select the settings, up to 30 items, and you put them in your order. I put mine in alphabetical, great except when they use illogical names for settings. Anyway, you get the Fn for the active 12, and My Menu 30 items for stuff you want to occasionally find without the full menu slowing you down.

I stopped complaining, when you think of all the capabilities these modern miracles have, it requires work but well worth it.

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Oh yeah, I just remembered another big motivation to share my setup suggestions.

rx100m1, new, the revolutionary pocket-able 1" sensor, came out just prior to people taking expensive vacations in 2012. Sony had achieved a new level of miniaturization ande lens/sensor synergy. It took over 2 years for any other company to have a competing model.

Many came back with blurry photos from their high IQ expensive 'point and shoot'.

What a shame. It turned out, the IS of the m1 SUCKS (if it exists at all). It defaults to 1/30th and I and many people couldn't hold the slippery little devil still handheld. I had to default to S mode to start 1/60th for stills.

I hated seeing so many people having such an amazing camera in their hands and unable to use it. So, out came my rx100m1 setup suggestions emphasizing using S mode.

Later, I got the m3 which I shoot 1/30th as my default speed, so I can use any mode with it, and, then the rx100m6 provides more aggressive IS, I shoot 1/20th default handheld if I want.

I am always thankful rx100m1 forced me to learn S mode. After a short while you get a sense of needed shutter speeds, and having 4 grand kids/nephews, S mode it needed. I'm a big believer in 'just fast enough', to keep ISO low. I find Sports scene modes shoot too fast most often.

Stylus 1 is my choice for kids sports, I try rhe rx100m6 in good light, but the Stylus 1 EVF, weight, balance, fast zoom, instant 2X, conversion lens, it puts many cameras to shame.

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Oly has 3 places/settings to pre-set/pre-select prior to shooting

I just put these two answers together and thought to add it here

1. no time control of SCP that I know of, it goes off screen automatically after around 7 secs.

2. Oly has 3 places/settings to pre-set/pre-select prior to shooting, primarily for Jpegs.

a. IMAGE SIZE (you can pick/pre-set M and S pixel count);

b. JPEG COMPRESSION (you can pre-set 4 combos of pixel count/jpeg compression).

c. RECORD MODE: RAW only; JPEG only: JPEG + RAW (note: recording mode is not shooting mode)

If Jpeg or Jpeg + RAW, then, what pre-set image size? what preset jpeg compression?)

2a. IMAGE SIZE.

Most cameras pre-define L/M/S pixel counts, i.e. Sony: 20mp/10mp/5mp.

Oly lets you define pixel count of M and S. NOTE: this is pre-set what M and S pixel count will be if/when M or S is SELECTED ELSEWHERE.

Menu, Gear, Line G. press button, sub menu, bottom line 'pixel count'.

here, IF YOU WANT, you define what M (middle image size) pixel count will be (4 choices, 2560 x 1920 is default) and, you can define what S (small image size) pixel count will be (3 choices, 1280 x 960 is default)

2b. JPEG COMPRESSION (this does not effect the RAW uncompressed image).

this determines what choices will appear later, when you choose a RECORD MODE.
you can pre-set four combos of image size/jpeg compression.

2b1. pick image size: L/M/S.

2b2. pick jpeg compression amount: least to most compression: SF; F; N; B.

This is very important for Jpeg Shooters. Oly Jpeg DEFAULT is N, a lot of compression, you will not get the best Jpegs. I strongly suggest you make your MAIN combo L/SF (least compression) More details in the setup suggestions above.

Menu, gear, line G, press button, sub-menu, next to last line: 'symbol Set'.here is where you make the choices for the four combos.

I always use L/SF, I made all four L/SF

When memory cards were small, transfer speeds slow, internet limits low, these made sense, not much any more. One advantage is for rapid writing of smaller files when using continuous shooting, (not really needed, just use a fast writing memory card). One advantage might be to get small email sizes without needing to resize. One advantage is to have a small jpeg index to find RAW images, if you never use the Jpeg.

2c. RECORD MODE. (prior pre-sets of 2a and 2b show up as choices here).

This is when it gets real, a specific final recording mode choice.

Menu, camera 1, 4th line, symbol. press button, sub-menu: still picture.

9 choices.one: RAW only; four: JPEG only (choose one of the four jpeg image size/compression combos you pre-set in 2b above)four: JPEG +RAW (again, choose one of the four jpeg image size/compression combos you pre-set in 2b above).

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Note: IF, like me, you set all four combos in 2b to be L/SF, then RECORDING MODE becomes only 3 choices: RAW; JPEG; JPEG + RAW

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bounce, seems there is some current interest in Stylus 1

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Re: Stylus 1, 1s Setup Suggestions *** Revised 10-7-19 ***

Elliott,

Is this what I should use to set up the camera? I admit...I usually get a camera, insert battery & card, remove the date/time and shoot.  What  is the reason for doing what you’re suggesting?

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bounce for Otto

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Wow  - this is a great list and agrees with most of my own preferred settings.

I have an XZ-2 myself, and recently ordered a used Stylus 1 from a reputable dealer - the camera arrives tomorrow - perfect timing with this list!

Thank you!

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elliottnewcomb wrote:

bounce for Otto

Thank you Elliott, much appreciated...

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bounce, still new Stylus 1 owners appearing

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elliottnewcomb wrote:

bounce, still new Stylus 1 owners appearing

Yep, Elliott. bounce again. I just got a Stylus 1s. Once again your are very helpful. I say once again as you helped me beat the menu of the Sony RX100 VII into submission. These two cameras -Stylus 1s and RX100 VII I am finding are really great little cameras, but both menus could use some simplification - SCP and FN/My Menu are the saving graces.

Thank you for all the help.

Peace.

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Glad I was able to help, they are my favorite complimentary pair.

Way back, early VCR's, horrible instructions/translations, many very intelligent friends could not even set the clock, making them expensive door stops.

First, revolutionary miniature marvel rx100m1 came out in summer/fall 2012. Sony rushed it, no manual existed, not even online. No books yet either.

Many thought they were high quality Point and Shoot, used Auto, and came back from expensive vacations with lots of blurred photos. A great machine crippled by it's lack of good IS and it defaulting to 1/30th most of the time. I had to learn S mode to use 1/60th handheld default (ever thankful since) to get results, and put together my rx100m1 11 page super-condensed manual for me and my friend Sue so I could help her over the phone, she lived in Florida, me in NJ.

Made it available here, and after many requests, I added a 3 page Learning Guide, 14 pages total.  I have sent it to several hundred people (it's irrelevant these days)

Also, I hate to lose to a machine, especially a great one with features I want,

so, I learned to RTFM. So many don't, rather than criticize them, I decided long ago, they need help using these complicated beasts and, my lousy memory, I benefit from having things in writing, especially when doing a full reset.

Part of it is coming up with specific thread titles that can be remembered, found in a search, and I benefit from my periodic bounces also.

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bounce

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