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Olympus SH-25MR
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Olympus SH-25MR Digital Camera

16MP 12.5x CMOS Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website computertotaal.nl scored this digital camera 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this camera.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

On average Olympus compact camera digital cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras built by Olympus.

Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not have a GPS, the Olympus SH-25MR has a GPS.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SH-25MR supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The SH-25MR supports video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SH-25MR also support video recording.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12.5 times zoom factor, the SH-25MR has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SH-25MR is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SH-25MR, the SH-25MR has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SH-25MR has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The SH-25MR has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus SH-25MR is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the SH-25MR is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this digital camera. The white balance modes Fluorescent and Tungsten are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SH-25MR has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus digital camera has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SH-25MR ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus SH-25MR is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SH-25MR.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the SH-25MR is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SH-25MR. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the Olympus SH-25MR has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum ISO speeds of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SH-25MR range from 200 to 26,000.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm. The SH-25MR has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The SH-25MR is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The SH-25MR is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SH-25MR, the SH-25MR is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SH-25MR the weights range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 208 grams, the SH-25MR is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SH-25MR amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The SH-25MR has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SH-25MR

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the SH-25MR has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The SH-25MR has a pretty standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SH-25MR.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SH-25MR has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SH-25MR.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of a similar age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Olympus SH-25MR has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Tripod Mount
Electronic Compass
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Date Imprinting
Night Mode
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Rotating

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 August 2013

Het is hartje zomer. Je hebt vast allerlei leuke uitjes deze periode en misschien nog wel een vakantie in het vooruitzicht. Een ideale periode om flink wat foto's te schieten dus. Een smartphone... Read more…

1080p HD video mode with optical zoom
Easy to use
Responsive GPS
The screen doesn't use TN LCD technology
Original MultiRecording modes
Lens quality could be more consistent at wideangle settings
Picture quality upwards of 800 ISO
The interface isn't fully touchcontrol (you still need to use arrow buttons in the menus, for example)
Grip needs a rubberised, grippier surface
Soft images at corners and image edges

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sh25mr, SH-25MR, olympus sh25, olympus sh25m, olympus sh25mr
Barcodes 04545350039257, 04545350039264, 04545350039271, 04545350039288
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