Olympus Stylus 1s PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Olympus Stylus 1s? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Olympus makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the Stylus 1s offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Olympus Stylus 1s below.
In any case, the Stylus 1s is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was officially introduced on April 13th, 2015, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2837 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the Stylus 1s from Olympus.
Olympus's instruction manual for the Stylus 1s
The camera's instruction manual is 120 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the Stylus 1s is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Olympus's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Olympus Stylus 1s
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your Stylus 1s by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Olympus Stylus 1s is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Olympus Stylus 1s FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the Stylus 1s.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Stylus 1s?
The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Olympus equipped the Stylus 1s with the TruePic VI image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Stylus 1s?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Olympus Stylus 1s has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Olympus Stylus 1s?
The Stylus 1s offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Olympus Stylus 1s feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the Stylus 1s use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Olympus Stylus 1s.
|Camera Model||Olympus Stylus 1s|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28-300mm f/2.8|
|Launch Date||April 2015|
|Launch Price||USD 699|
|Sensor Format||1/1.7" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||7.6 x 5.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||43 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||9.5 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||11.8 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||3 968 x 2 976 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.91 μm|
|Pixel Density||27.26 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 12 800 ISO|
|Image Processor||TruePic VI|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||1440k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||7 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||BLS-50 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||450 shots per charge|
116 x 87 x 57 mm
(4.6 x 3.4 x 2.2 in)
|Camera Weight||402 g (14.2 oz)|
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