Olympus Stylus 1 sensor review

By Kevin Carter - Friday February 21 2014

Sensor Review
Introduction | Olympus Stylus 1 sensor performance: Slightly below par low light score | Olympus Stylus 1 vs Nikon Coolpix P7800 vs Canon PowerShot G16: Comparable image quality | Olympus Stylus 1 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX 100 II vs Nikon 1 V2 | Conclusion

The sensor in the Olympus Stylus 1 compares favorably with other models using similar sensors, notably the current Canon PowerShot G16 and Nikon Coolpix P7800. Both those models are cheaper by around $150 but the Olympus has the more promising zoom lens as well as benefiting from a built-in EVF, like the Nikon.

It’s also relatively small and portable but it’s overshadowed in IQ when compared with the Sony RX-100 II, particularly at high ISOs. Until rivals adopt similar sensors, that model remains the reference by which other compacts are judged. Even so, there’s no denying how compelling the Stylus 1 is when judged as a whole.