Olympus Stylus 1s Premium Compact Camera Announced in Japan

Olympus has announced the replacement for the Stylus 1 premium compact camera which is named as Stylus 1s.

The new Olympus Stylus 1s is now official in Japan and the premium shooter comes with only a couple of improvements over its predecessor.

The main improvements over the previous version is a smaller AF target and a new step-up zoom function.

The Olympus Stylus 1s will be released in Japan in mid-November for about 70,000 yen / $650. US availability of the premium camera is unknown at the moment.

Olympus Stylus 1s Officially Announced with Minor Changes


The Stylus 1s features the same 12-megapixel sensor and the 28-300mm equivalent bright, fast telephoto i.Zuiko lens that boasts a constant aperture of f/2.8. Specs list also includes an electronic viewfinder and a tilting display on the back.

Below is a quick specs comparison table for the Olympus Stylus 1 and Stylus 1s digital compact cameras.

Olympus Stylus 1 vs Stylus 1s Comparison

Focal length
(35mm equivalent)
6.0 mm ~ 64.3Mm
(28 mm ~ 300 mm)
Open F value F over the entire 2.8
Optical zoom 10.7 times
Digital Tele-Converter 2 times
Step zoom There are
9 steps
Shooting range Normal: (W) 10cm ~ ∞, (T) 80cm ~ ∞
Super Macro: 5 cm ~ 60cm
(zoom position is fixed)
Image processing engine True Pic VI
Effective pixels 12 million pixels
Imaging sensor 1 / 1.7-inch CMOS
Sensitivity ISO100 – 12800
Auto ISO100 ~ 12800 (customizable, initial setting ISO100 ~ 1600)
manual ISO100 ~ 12800
Flash Built-in flash / external strobe can be connected (with hot shoe)
Continuous shooting speed About 7 frames / sec
[Fast Burst]
Monitor 3.0-inch 1.04 million dot TFT color LCD
mobile / touch panel
Movie shooting MOV (HD /MPEG-4AVC/H.264),
AVI (HS / Motion JPEG)
Movie image quality mode of Full HD: 1920 × 1080
HD: 1280 × 720
HS120: 640 × 480
HS240: 320 × 240
AF area Up to 35 points
All target, single target,
small target ,
the target group (35 points in 9 points)
Up to 35 points
All target, single target,
the target group (35 points in 9 points)
Shutter speed 60 seconds – 1/2000 seconds, valve (maximum 15 minutes)
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF)
Continuous AF (C-AF)
Manual focus (MF)
tracking AF (C-AF + TR)
Super Macro
MF Assist By the operation of the control ring
Enlarge Display / peaking display
By the operation of the control ring
to enlarge
SCN mode 13 kinds
portrait, e portrait, landscape,
interval shooting , sports, night view,
Night Portrait, sunset, documents, panorama,
fireworks, multiple exposure,
Beach & Snow
12 kinds
portrait, e portrait, landscape,
sports, night view, Night Portrait,
sunset, documents, panorama, fireworks,
multiple exposure, Beach & Snow
Art filter 11 different
Pop Art, fantastic focus, Daydream,
Light Tone, Grainy Film, toy photo, Diorama, Cross Process,
Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Lee New Clair Art filter variation of, There are five types of Art Effect function
Level 2-axis display / 3D display
Wi-Fi function Wireless flash, image share feature,
position information adding function, easy connection function
Built-in viewfinder
Eye-level electronic viewfinder
1.44 million dots / 100% field of view
there eye sensor
HDMI connection terminal HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Recording medium SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi card
Battery attached Rechargeable lithium-ion batteryBLS-50 Rechargeable lithium-ion battery BLS-5
Possible shots About 450 sheets About 410 sheets
(width × height × depth Unit mm)
116.2 × 87.0 × 56.5 mm
(I excluding the projection part)
Mass 402g (battery, including card)
Color Black
Converter lens compatible
(sold separately)
Release Date November 2014 mid November 29, 2013