FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THE OLYMPUS STYLUS 1S
About the Author: Alastair Stevenson is a Reviews Editor at www.trustedreviews.com, one the UK’s biggest tech reviews websites. Alastair spent some time with the Olympus Stylus 1s using it as a workhorse camera to capture product photography for Trusted Reviews and also as a fun compact camera to documenting every day things on his travels. Here’s his top 5 reason to check out the Olympus Stylus 1s.
The smartphone has come a long way, but it’s still no replacement for a ‘real’ camera. If you want to properly record your holiday or an important live event, the truth is you need a dedicated camera – and the Olympus STYLUS 1s is one of the best and easiest to use. Here are five key reasons for choosing the Olympus STYLUS 1s.
1. Capture moments from any angle
You know that horrid moment at a concert when you’ve got a giant in front of you blocking your shot of the band? That moment when you have no choice but to raise the camera above your head and pray to the photo gods that you’re shooting the band, not the back of some guy’s head? With the Olympus STYLUS 1s you’ll never have to experience this trauma again. The Olympus STYLUS 1s comes with a 3-inch touchscreen that can be tilted up or down, to let you see exactly what you’re capturing, whether you’re shooting from the hip or above your head.
2. One ring to rule them all
If you’re feeling artistic the Olympus STYLUS 1s makes it easy for you to quickly adjust the camera’s settings using a master control ring.
The ring is located around the lens and can be used to control most of the camera’s major settings. These include everything from exposure compensation to aperture priority modes.
3. Point and shoot
Dedicated cameras aren’t exactly rocket science to use – at least they shouldn’t be. Generally, all you have to do is press the shutter button and you’ll take a photo.
Olympus has gone one stage further and made it even easier to capture images on the STYLUS 1s by adding a Touch AF shutter option.
This feature lets you set the Olympus STYLUS 1s to capture photos every time you tap its touchscreen, making it even easier to snap fast-moving subjects.
4. Super speedy
The Olympus STYLUS 1s is one of the speedier compacts currently on the market. The camera can go from dormant to ready to shoot in 1.5 seconds and boasts a shot-to-shot time of under a second. With these speeds, you’ll never have to worry about missing your shot again.
5. Wi-Fi shoot – take photos from your phone
Camera timers are fine in most instances, but there is always an element of risk if you use them to capture group shots with you in them. Between the awkward sprint to the group and the actual photo being taken, there are a million and one things that can go wrong. Be it falling over mid-dash, or having that awkward out-of-breath look in the final photo, a self-timer really doesn’t cut the mustard.
Luckily, this isn’t an issue on the Olympus STYLUS 1s, as you can use your smartphone to control the camera – meaning you’ll never have to race an autotimer again.