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Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s

Portability
71
Imaging
47
Features
50
Overall
48
Olympus E-600 front
 
Olympus Stylus 1s front
Portability
79
Imaging
38
Features
66
Overall
49

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s Key Specs

Olympus E-600
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 515g - 130 x 94 x 60mm
  • Launched August 2009
Olympus 1s
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-300mm (F2.8) lens
  • 402g - 116 x 87 x 57mm
  • Introduced April 2015
  • Replaced the Olympus 1
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Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s Overview

Following is a detailed analysis of the Olympus E-600 versus Olympus 1s, one is a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are produced by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the E-600 (12MP) and the 1s (12MP) is relatively well matched but the E-600 (Four Thirds) and 1s (1/1.7") possess different sensor measurements.

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The E-600 was introduced 6 years earlier than the 1s which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-600 being a Compact SLR camera and the Olympus 1s being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving straight into a in depth comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the E-600 grades against the 1s when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-600 over the Olympus 1s

 E-600 1s 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus 1s over the Olympus E-600

 1s E-600 
IntroducedApril 2015August 2009More modern by 68 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kSharper screen (+810k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus E-600 and Olympus 1s

 E-600 1s 
Focus manually Dial precise focus

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera frequently, you are going to need to factor in its weight and size. The Olympus E-600 enjoys outer measurements of 130mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") and a weight of 515 grams (1.14 lbs) while the Olympus 1s has specifications of 116mm x 87mm x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 402 grams (0.89 lbs).

Examine the Olympus E-600 versus Olympus 1s in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the E-600 versus the 1s.

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E-600 and 1s is 71 and 79 respectively.

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes purely by looking at specifications. The image underneath may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the E-600 and 1s.

To sum up, each of the cameras posses the exact same megapixel count albeit different sensor sizes. The E-600 features the bigger sensor which should make obtaining shallower DOF less difficult. The more aged E-600 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s sensor size comparison

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-600
Portrait photography with Olympus 1s
60
focusing manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
46
focusing manually
provides face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-600 Street photography details
Olympus 1s Street photography details
76
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
71
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-600
Sports photography with Olympus 1s
48
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with phase detect AF
slow fps (4.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (500 CIPA)
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (450 shots)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-600 Travel photography advice
Olympus 1s Travel photography advice
53
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
doesn't have Timelapse function
not so great battery pack (500 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
64
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
supports focus via touch
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
great reach (300mm)
megapixel count low (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-600 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus 1s as a Landscape photography camera
53
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
small screen (2.7")
sensor resolution low (12MP)
not so great battery pack (500 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse function
53
focusing manually
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (450 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-600 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus 1s as a Vlogging camera
18
no video
32
quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Olympus E-600 vs Olympus 1s Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-600 and Olympus 1s
 Olympus E-600Olympus Stylus 1s
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus E-600 Olympus Stylus 1s
Class Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-08-30 2015-04-13
Physical type Compact SLR SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4032 x 3024 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 7 35
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximum aperture - f/2.8
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Amount of lenses 45 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 4.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Tilting
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech HyperCrystal LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.48x -
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 4.0 frames/s 7.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 12.00 m 10.30 m (at ISO 1600)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Fill-in, Manual Auto, redeye reduction, fill-on, off, redeye reduction slow sync, full, manual
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/180 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution None 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 515g (1.14 lb) 402g (0.89 lb)
Dimensions 130 x 94 x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") 116 x 87 x 57mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 55 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.3 not tested
DXO Low light rating 541 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 images 450 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BLS-1 BLS-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Retail price $0 $699