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Olympus SH-21

Ephotozine Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 16 megapixel 12.5 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 12.5x Yes Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus SH-21 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Olympus SH-21 as follows for Summary.
80
13 Reviews + 1 Award
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%, based on 13 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite small maximum aperture number
Fairly large minimum aperture number

Olympus SH-21 Video Reviews


Olympus SH-21 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at review website Ephotozine endorse this Olympus camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

13 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this camera on average 70%.

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Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,180 expert and user reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Olympus SH-21 has a fairly standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12.5 times zoom factor, the Olympus SH-21 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus SH-21 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus SH-21 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SH-21 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. In addition, this Olympus camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 960. The still image resolution of all cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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3D

The Olympus SH-21 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Olympus SH-21 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus SH-21 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus SH-21 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus SH-21 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SH-21 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130. The Olympus SH-21 has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers (only 3) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

When compared to other cameras, the Olympus SH-21's closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest. Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. The minimum aperture number of the Olympus SH-21 of 5.9 is one of the largest amongst cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus SH-21 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus SH-21 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SH-21 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus SH-21 features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera has been on the market since April 2012.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050332181489, 03610170636274, 03610170636403, 03610170779674, 04545350038694, 04545350038700, 04545350038717
Smaller minimum aperture number
53% larger maximum aperture number
1x bigger digital zoom
Two times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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