Olympus Stylus 1 Update

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Following on from my post earlier this week, the price of he Olympus Stylus 1 camera has fallen somewhat. WEX Photographic are now selling the camera for £399.99 which is a veritable bargain if you ask me.

Whenever you see price drops for something that has been on the market for a while you start to think that maybe a replacement model is coming out. In fact yesterday M43 Rumors posted about the rumored replacement to the Stylus 1.

Looking at the comments on that particular article seems to indicate that users want two things; a 1″ sensor (to combat the Sony RX100 and Canon G7X) as well as a size-reduction. IMO a size reduction could be a bad thing if done incorrectly, the main issue is the viewfinder “hump” on the top plate. I think many users would prefer if the EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) didn’t take up too much space – a rangefinder style maybe?

Anyway, if you are interested in the camera I would think about getting one sooner rather than later because the stock will be gone soon and the replacement (whatever it may be) will be more expensive. I seem to remember that the Stylus 1 was overpriced when it first came out like many new Olympus products!