Here we are comparing 1s and FZ1000, two Bridge cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. Olympus Stylus 1s is a Small Sensor Superzoom class camera and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a Large Sensor Superzoom class camera.
Olympus 1s was introduced to market in April 2015 and Panasonic FZ1000 was launched in June 2014. There is only 10 months difference between 1s and FZ1000 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
This will be an interesting match up as even though these two cameras doesn't have the exact same body type, they are both ranked amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Olympus 1s is ranked #3
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 62 whereas Panasonic FZ1000 is ranked #4
out of 10 Large Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 71.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Olympus 1s and Panasonic FZ1000 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Olympus 1s and Panasonic FZ1000 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.