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


Pitched against rival offerings adopting what we assume to be the same or related Sony sensor in the case of the Nikon Coolpix P7800 and a similar size, possibly Canon fabbed, CMOS sensor in the G16 the Stylus achieves very similar but not quite identical results. In real world terms you’d be hard put to tell them apart. In the lab though the Stylus 1 has slightly lower color sensitivity than the Nikon of around -1/3 of stop, due to a slightly higher noise floor. The dynamic range is similar but the slightly high noise means the low-light capabilities lag behind the Canon model by -1/3 of stop.