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Olympus Stylus 1

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by serhan, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
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  2. bartjeej

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    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Looks very interesting as a more pocketable and more affordable competitor to the Sony RX10, depending on the aperture ofcourse. I wonder if it's weathersealed?
     
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  3. Biro

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    There are now so many cool compact, fixed-lens, cameras coming out that I am tempted to sell off all of my Pentax and micro four-thirds gear, and buy a slew of the new cameras. A different one for each situation and application. :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Seriously, if this new Oly has weather resistance and a reasonably fast lens (say, you're still at f/2.8 when you're as far out as 90mm equivalent), I'd be interested. My old Canon S3 IS had a focal range of 36-432mm and a maximum aperture range of f/2.7-3.5.

    Small sensor compared to the latest and greatest? Sure, but I've gotten tons of great shots with cameras that have 1/1.7" sensors. Maybe phase detection auto-focus on the sensor? Tell me you wouldn't mind taking this camera on a trip if it had all of my requirements above.
     
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  4. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

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  5. M4/3

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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Strangely, I actually am excited about checking one of these out! f2.8 at 300mm is pretty awesome (assuming that the IQ is not a messy mush at f2.8). Plus, the lens barrel doesn't become a honking telescope of the size of the Hubble at 300mm. The EVF seems pretty decent, and the camera offers plenty of enthusiast level controls.

    Carry one of these and a Sony A7R + 35/2.8, and I could be pretty happy!!*





    * until the next great camera. :)

    Or then maybe not ... this camera is not pocketable. May just go with a LF1.
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Houston, Texas
    Jack
  8. drd1135

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    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    You should read the comments on 43rumors.com. Hysterical even by their standards.
     
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  9. serhan

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  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

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    Steve
    I get the impression that everyone who posts there is 12 years old and has ADD.
     
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  11. serhan

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  12. Yeats

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    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Looks like a very nice camera.
     
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  13. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    It looks like a terrific camera. The RX10 seems to offer about a stop better performance over the Stylus 1 at high ISOs, according to Ephotozine. But, at half the price for the Oly, I can live with that.
     
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  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice to have f2.8 at full zoom!
     
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  15. Yeats

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    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    For me, the issue with the better small-sensor cameras is not noise or resolution, but the crunchiness of the files.

    Then again, the only "enthusiast" small-sensor cams I've had were the Panny LX5 & LX7. Perhaps the Oly is more forgiving.

    For less than the Oly Stylus 1, you can buy a Panny G5 w/kit lens + 45-150mm lens. Obviously, the Panny kit is larger, but jus' sayin'...
     
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  16. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    You're right. For me, the Stylus 1 would be a travel/vacation camera.
     
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  17. Yeats

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    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I don't vacation, I spend all my money on camera stuff.

    Maybe that's my problem... :confused:
     
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  18. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Perhaps a decent vacation camera, but not the ideal travel camera.
     
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  19. Armanius

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    Jan 11, 2011
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    Jack
    Party pooper. :tongue:
     
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  20. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    If this is anywhere near as good as my XZ-1, I wouldn't hesitate (if I had the dosh, but I want that 1Nikkor prime first)
     
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