Displaying and Editing Images
Optics: The Olympus Stylus 1 is equipped with a powerful
iZUIKO zoom lens that maintains a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom
range. The lens has a focal length of 6.0-64.3mm (equivalent to 28-300mm in 35mm photography).
The 10.7x optical zoom lets you get close to the action, while the 28mm wide
angle lens allows you to capture wide landscapes and group pictures.
Optional Tele-converter: The optional
Tele-converter increases the end of the zoom range from 300mm to 510mm (35mm
equivalent), but still maintains the F2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom
CLA-13 Converter Adapter is required to attach the TCON-17x to the
Digital Tele-converter: The Digital Tele-converter is used
to zoom in beyond the current zoom ratio. The camera saves the center crop,
which increases the zoom by about 2x. The Digital Tele-converter can be turned
on or off in the menu.
Tiltable LCD Touch Screen Monitor: The camera is equipped with a 3.0"
color LCD monitor with approximately
920,000 dots, and an aspect ratio of 3:2. The Stylus 1 offers a 15-level monitor brightness adjustment
and a 15-level monitor color temperature adjustment in the menu. You can also
choose between Natural and Vivid monitor color display. The monitor can be
tilted upward to 80° and downward to
50°, for easier viewing during low-angle or high-angle shooting. By touching the
monitor you can perform several functions, including touch shutter release,
touch live guide, AF area selection, frame advance/backward, enlargement
playback, and touch super control panel.
Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the Stylus 1
offers an eye-level electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 1,440,000 dots and 100%
field of view. The diopter allows you to adjust the viewfinder to your personal
eyesight. Like the LCD monitor, the viewfinder has separate +7 to -7 brightness
and color temperature controls. A built-in eye sensor automatically switches to
the viewfinder as you bring the camera up to your eye, and switches to the LCD
monitor as your lower the camera away from your face. The rubber eyecup can be
removed and replaced by an optional larger eyecup (EP-11).
Image Sensor: The Olympus Stylus 1 features a 1/1.7" BSI
CMOS image sensor with approximately 12.76-million total pixels, and 12-million
Recording Media: The Stylus 1
records still images or movies onto
optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory Cards, including Ultra High Speed UHS-1 cards.
Still images are recorded in JPEG format. Movies are recorded in MOV (MPEG-4
AVC/H.264) and AVI (Motion JPEG) formats with PCM sound.
Built-in Wi-Fi: You can use the wireless LAN functions on
the camera to share and transfer images wirelessly, and operate the camera
remotely from a Wi-Fi-connected smartphone. The smartphone must be running the
Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) application, available from Google Play for
Android devices (version 2.3 and up) and from iTunes for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
touch (iOS 5 or later). In addition, you can add location information to your
images when using a smartphone with a GPS function. The wireless LAN function on
the camera cannot be used to connect to a home or public access point.
Image Stabilization: When shooting in low light situations
or with high magnification, the Image Stabilizer can help reduce camera shake
and eliminate blurred images. The Stylus 1 utilizes a VCM Mechanical Lens shift
image stabilization system with 2-dimensional activation (yaw/pitch shift).
Camera Controls: The Stylus 1 has three customizable
controls that allow you to assign your frequently-used settings for instant
access. Two Function buttons (Fn1 and Fn2) can be programmed for such functions
as Image Quality, Aspect, Flash, AF mode, ISO, Picture Mode, Scene Mode, Art
Filters, and Face Priority. The Control Ring around the lens can be used to
quickly and easily set the aperture value or shutter speed in the P, S, A, and M
modes. You can reverse the direction in which the ring is rotated to adjust
shutter speed or aperture, if desired. It can also be rotated for precise focus
in the Manual Focus mode, or to set the trimming size when cropping a photo in
The focus range for the normal shooting mode is 4" to infinity for
wide angle and 2.6' to infinity in telephoto. In the Super Macro mode, the range is
2" to 2'.
AF Illuminator: The camera has a built-in LED illuminator
that assists in Auto Focusing, or illuminates a subject in shadows. It can be set
to automatically illuminate when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Flash: The camera's built-in flash operates in the following
- Flash Auto: The flash fires automatically in low light or
- Red-eye Reduction Flash: This emits pre-flashes for red-eye
- Fill-in Flash: The flash fires regardless of the available light.
- Slow Synchronization: Slow shutter speeds are used to
brighten dimly-lit backgrounds.
- Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction: Slow sync is combined with
- Manual Flash: Allows manual control of the flash.
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
External Flash: The Stylus 1 has a hot shoe for attaching an
optional external flash unit, such as the Olympus FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-300R, and
FL-600R. These external flash units communicate with the camera, allowing you to
control the camera's flash modes with various available flash control modes,
such as TTL-AUTO. The units listed above have a remote control mode that can be
used for wireless flash photography.
Self-Timer: You can take pictures of yourself using the
12-second built-in self timer. The 2-second self-timer also aids in preventing
camera shake. You can also customize the self-timer by setting the number of
frames, the delay time, and the interval time between shots.
Power Requirements: The Stylus 1 operates on the BLS-5
rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (7.2-volts, 1150 mAh). The supplied BCS-5
battery charger can charge the battery in approximately 3.5 hours. A fully
charged battery can provide enough power for approximately 410 shots.
Still Images: The Stylus 1 can record still images in RAW
and JPEG formats. RAW (12-bit lossless compression) format stores unprocessed
image data directly from the image sensor for later editing and processing. RAW
images can only be taken at one resolution: 3968 x 2976. JPEG images can be
recorded in three sizes (L, M, S) in four aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1) at
four compression rates (SuperFine 1/2.7, Fine 1/4, Normal 1/8, Basic 1/12).
Images can be recorded at the following resolutions:
| ||4:3 ||16:9 ||3:2 ||1:1 |
|Large ||3968 x 2976 ||3968 x 2232 ||3968 x 2648 ||2976 x 2976 |
|Medium ||2560 x 1920 ||2560 x 1440 ||2544 x 1696 ||1920 x 1920 |
|Small ||1280 x 960 ||1280 x 720 ||1296 x 864 ||960 x 960 |
Movies: Full HD and HD movies can be recorded in MOV format
(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) and High Speed movies are recorded in AVI (Motion JPEG)
format. The maximum length is 29 minutes for Full HD and HD movies, and 20
seconds for High Speed movies. Individual files can be up to 4 GB in size.
Movies are recorded in the following sizes/frame rates:
|Record Mode ||Pixel Count ||Frame Rate |
|Full HD ||1920 x 1080 ||30 fps |
|HD ||1280 x 720 ||30 fps |
|HS 120 ||640 x 480 ||120 fps |
|HS 240 ||320 x 240 ||240 fps |
Shooting Modes: The camera lets you choose
between several shooting modes:
- iAuto: The camera automatically selects the optimal shooting mode
for the scene.
- Program: The camera automatically sets shutter speed and
aperture, but allows you to make changes to a wide range of other settings.
Program shift allows you to choose different combinations of aperture value
and shutter speed without altering the exposure.
- Aperture-Priority: You choose the aperture value and
the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed for optimal exposure.
Larger apertures decrease depth-of-field, while smaller apertures increase
- Shutter-Priority: You choose the shutter speed and the
camera automatically adjusts the aperture value for optimal exposure. Faster
shutter speeds capture action without blur.
- Manual: The Manual mode lets you choose both the
aperture value and the shutter speed.
- Custom Mode: You can register pre-selected settings and
store them in C1 or C2 for later use.
- Photo Story: When shooting, an image is incorporated
into a layout frame set to create a desired collage.
- Scene: Lets you select from the following pre-programmed
settings: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene, Night+Portrait,
Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multi Exposure, and Beach & Snow
- Art Filter: Lets you choose from the following filter
effects: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film,
Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, and Key Line.
Sequential Shooting: The camera can take one frame at a
time, or a sequence of pictures at a time by holding down the shutter button.
During Sequential Shooting, the camera takes about 7 frames per second while the
shutter button is pressed.
The higher the ISO value, the greater the camera's light sensitivity and better
its ability to shoot in low light. The Stylus 1 can automatically set the
camera's sensitivity according to the conditions around the subject. Manual settings include ISO
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, and 12800 equivalents.
AF Target: The camera lets you manually select the AF target
for auto focusing. You can choose All Targets and the camera automatically
chooses from the full set of 35 focus targets. You can also select Single Target
for pinpoint focusing on a small subject. When Single Target is selected, you
can use the arrow buttons to move the focus point to your subject.
Exposure Compensation: In some
situations, you may get better results by adjusting the exposure slightly using
compensation. You can adjust from -3.0 to + 3.0 EV in
1/3 stop increments.
Still Image Audio Recording: When activated, the camera's built-in microphone can be set
to record up to 30 seconds of audio after the shutter button is released and the
picture is taken. In the playback menu, you can add up to 30 seconds of audio to
and Editing Images
Image Playback: Once still images or movies have been
captured, the camera gives you several options for playing them back:
- Manual Playback: View images manually one-by-one
- Slide Show: Play still
images back as a slide show. You can select to include all images, or images and
movies. You can
choose to include background music (5 types or none), transitions (normal,
fader, or zoom), and the slide interval (2 to 10 seconds).
- Index View: For
viewing multiple images at once, you can create an index display of 25
- Playback Zoom: In single-frame playback, you can zoom
in on the photo up to 14x. Once you are zoomed in, you can move around the
picture using the arrow buttons.
Outputs: The Stylus 1 is equipped with an HDMI Micro
Connector (Type D) for connecting the camera to an HDMI-equipped HDTV.
The output can be set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p. If the connected HDTV is
compatible with HDMI Control, you can set the camera to be controlled by the
TV's remote control. The camera also has
a proprietary multi-connector jack used as an audio/video output (with the
optional CB-AVC3 cable) or a USB port (with the supplied USB
Editing Pictures: You can edit your photos using one of the following:
- RAW Data Edit: Lets you create a JPEG copy of a RAW
- Shadow Adjust: You can brighten areas that are dark due to
backlighting of other reasons
- Redeye Fix: Red-eyes caused by flash shooting can be retouched.
- Cropping: You can zoom in using the cropping frame, and create a
- Aspect: Lets you change the aspect ratio of your photo
from 4:3 to 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1.
- Image Size: You can save a high-resolution image as a separate
image with a smaller size to use in e-mail attachments or other
applications. You can choose 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 or 320 x 240.
- e-Portrait: Makes skin look smooth and translucent.
Erasing/Protecting Images: Unwanted
images can be erased one at a time or all at once. You can protect important
images to avoid accidentally erasing them. Once an image is protected, it cannot
be erased during a single-frame erase or all-frame erase function. Protected
images are erased when the memory is reformatted.
PictBridge Printing Capability:
Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
PictBridge-compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to
connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer
and make prints, regardless of brand.
Supplied Software: The Stylus 1 comes with Olympus Viewer 3
software on CD-ROM. The disc also includes a full Camera Instruction Manual.
The software is
compatible with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows 8
- Mac OS X v10.5-v10.8
Mass Storage Device: When the camera is used as a Mass Storage device,
you can connect it to computers with a USB connection, running the following operating systems:
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows 8
- Mac OS X v10.5-v10.8