05th November 2013, Singapore – Olympus announced the upcoming release of “Stylus 1”, the company’s flagship compact which specifications are closely “pegged” to other DSLRs in the market. The Stylus 1 will surprise both Olympus fans as well as users from other brands. Featuring a magnificient optical zoom of 10.7x (focal range of 28-300mm) at a constant aperture of F2.8, Olympus packaged the Stylus 1 in a sleek & compact body to sweeten the deal.
Let’s take a look at the Official Key Features of the Stylus 1.
1. An optical 10.7x (28-300mm), constant aperture f2.8 i.ZUIKO DIGITAL zoom lens packed into a compact, slim body.
2. Equipped with a built-in large-size, high-image quality, high-resolution EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) for checking versatile shooting conditions.
3. Shooting style of enhanced operability and stability inherited from OM-D, and a premium compact, slim design
4. Full-featured controls and customisation let users focus on shooting
5. Built-in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing and wireless shooting
From the official specs above, the Stylus 1 certainly looks promising and designed to thrill. While many (regular consumers to professional photographers) had predicted the “end” of compacts, this is far from true. If some of you remember, leading up to the Stylus 1, Olympus had “tested” the market with XZ-1, XZ-2, XZ-10 and many Olympus certainly didn’t expect the Stylus 1 to be announced (so fast at least).
Targeting at family users who are likely to use the Stylus 1 for a wide variety of photography, the Stylus 1 seems like a possible pick up for professional photographers too. For obvious reasons – try to fix a 28-300mm F2.8 Lens onto your DSLR then you put the duo on a weighing machine. Either that or you can have the Olympus Stylus 1. For a super focal range from wide angle to super telephoto, the Stylus 1 also promises high quality images which are second to none. The fixed Zuiko lens with its strong track record had never disappoint – Olympus users will know what I mean.
Other goodies includes a “borrowed” EVF system from its Pen Mirror-less series couterparts, a super Image Stabilizer, a sub dial, built in wi-fi and many more. On first look, the Stylus 1 does resembles the OM-D, only “younger” on the overall impression. Now I’ve got you all excited over the Stylus 1, do check out more details on Olympus’s website.
The Stylus 1 is expected to reach Singapore by November 2013 and will be out at the stores by December 2013.
Since it will be then the Christmas season, my advice, call your dealer to reserve one.
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