LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus 1s has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
1s has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,440kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus 1s can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
1s has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Olympus 1s features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 35 points to choose from.
Olympus 1s also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus 1s, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus 1s will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
1s has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus 1s doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus 1s features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( with smartphone control) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our 1s. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect 1s to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus 1s is powered by BLS-50 battery which provides a shooting life of 450 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 358 shots, Olympus 1s has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus 1s vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Olympus 1s Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus 1s is $699.00