Olympus will allegedly announce a replacement for the Stylus 1 compact camera, as the first photos of the device have been leaked on the web.
Towards the end of October 2013, Olympus introduced Stylus 1, a premium compact camera that promised to bring DSLR-like features and design in a compact and affordable package.
As we are approaching the end of October 2014, it appears that the Japan-based company is planning to announce a successor for this device. Its name is unknown for now as well as its specifications list, but the first photos of the camera have been leaked on the web ahead of its official announcement.
Olympus rumored to reveal Stylus 1 successor with minor design changes soon
From the photos, we can tell that the Olympus Stylus 1 replacement will be just a minor upgrade when compared to its predecessor.
The texture of the grip has been changed in order to give a more premium-like feel, mimicking the one found in the OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera. The Stylus 1 used to have a grip texture similar to the one of the OM-D E-M5.
Additionally, the dials on the top of the shooter are a bit different, but it is unlikely that they will be given major importance from the users.
Olympus Stylus 1 replacement could employ a similar specs list as its predecessor
Other than the aforementioned design changes, the Olympus Stylus 1 replacement could be pretty much identical to its forerunner.
The compact camera seems to be boasting the same lens as the Stylus 1, which offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28-300mm and comes packed with a built-in lens cap.
If the lens remains the same, then there is a strong possibility that the size of the sensor, currently a 1/1.7-inch-type, to be identical, too.
The successor of the Stylus 1 will sport an electronic viewfinder and a tilting display on the back. Once again, these features are also available in the Stylus 1.
Leaked photos are not clear enough to distinguish name of the compact camera
The name of the upcoming shooter could be Olympus Stylus 2. However, the photos are leading us on a different path. There are some markings next to the “Stylus” brand, but they do not appear to say “2”.
It is too early to give a definite name, but it could be anything from Stylus 1 Mark II to Stylus 1X or Stylus 1S.
The current model is available with a special price tag at Amazon. It can be yours for only $599.95 alongside a special kit that includes a 32GB SD card, case, tripod, and cleaning accessories among others.
Stay tuned, more details are coming soon!