Marketed as a ‘premium compact’ styled on the Olympus OM-D, the Stylus 1 features a 12-million-pixel 1/1.7in-size CMOS imaging sensor.

Its ‘constant’ f/2.8 lens is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 28-300mm zoom.

The Wi-Fi-equipped model incorporates a 1.44-million-dot EVF borrowed from the E-M5, and a tiltable touchscreen.

The black-bodied Stylus 1 is due in shops from late November, priced £549.99.