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Olympus SH-21

71

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Olympus SH-21

Olympus SH-21
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Ephotozine Recommended
A good spec and award winning compact digital 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 excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus SH-21 number 968 across all digital cameras.
87
Reviews
13 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

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 digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Only 640 x 480 still image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

23
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
63
Landscape Photography
Good
63
Sports Photography
Good
69
Wildlife Photography
Good

How Big is the Olympus SH-21?

The Olympus SH-21 is 105.4mm wide and 59.4mm tall. It is 30.6mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus SH-21 front dimensions
Olympus SH-21 size in context

Olympus SH-21 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Megapixels

The Olympus SH-21's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 45% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus SH-21's optical zoom of 12.5x is bigger than 73% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Olympus SH-21 of only 3,200 is lower than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SH-21 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus SH-21's minimum aperture number of 5.9 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 0% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus SH-21's camera shutter speed of 0.25s is faster than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus SH-21 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus SH-21 features date imprinting. 93% of digital cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SH-21 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SH-21 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus SH-21 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus SH-21's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The internal memory of the Olympus SH-21 of 59MB is bigger than 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus SH-21 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus SH-21's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus SH-21 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus SH-21's digital zoom of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 36% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3D

The Olympus SH-21 is 3D, unlike 90% of cameras which are not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Olympus SH-21 does not have a video out. 100% of cameras also do not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus SH-21 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

red 12x5

Barcodes:

00050332181489, 03610170636274, 03610170636403, 03610170779674, 04545350038694, 04545350038700, 04545350038717

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