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Olympus Stylus SH-1

$375.00
$275.95 $99.05 cheaper than 4 days ago
A classic and fully featured 16 megapixel 24 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 24x Yes May 2014
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Olympus Stylus SH-1 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus SH-1 number 121 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 36?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, design and it is reasonably priced. However they also report sub-standard product quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Fairly big optical zoom
Quite small maximum aperture number
Very small digital zoom

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Stylus SH-1 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography. However good for everyday photography as well being good for sports photography.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $375 to $275.95 in the last 4 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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How Big is the Olympus Stylus SH-1?

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 108.8mm wide and 63.2mm tall. It is 42.4mm deep and weighs 271g.

Olympus Stylus SH-1 front dimensions

Olympus Stylus SH-1 size in context

Olympus Stylus SH-1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including optyczne.pl and dkamera.de the average expert rating of this camera is 78 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this Olympus digital camera rated this digital camera 85 out of 100 on average. 16 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report Poor Product Quality

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was not good quality.

Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Four people who bought this digital camera considered that it was compact.

  • Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years…
    Nothingwired.com January 2015
  • Apparently many compact cameras at this price point with aperture priority or full manual modes do the same…
    Rog (Amazon) - June 2014
  • For travel, outdoors adventures and sightseeing it's compact and ever so capable…
    Bomble (Amazon) - August 2014
  • You get a fantastic zoom for such a compact camera…
    Dinah85 (Amazon) - August 2014

Users Report Excellent Design

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it was good value for money.

  • It turns out that the camera does not have a proper diaphragm, instead there is simply a cheap and cheerful hole in a bit of metal or plastic…
    Rog (Amazon) - June 2014
  • A bargain a any price…
  • Apparently many compact cameras at this price point with aperture priority or full manual modes do the same…
    Rog (Amazon) - June 2014

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

  • While there are some drawbacks that is well outweighed by the brilliant zoom and clear photos even when enlarged…
    Dinah85 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • The zoom is impressive, though of course at full stretch it is very difficult to hold steady enough to shoot without blur particularly in low lot…
    JMG (Amazon) - October 2014
  • A good zoom…
    JMG (Amazon) - October 2014
  • With very limited zoom options…
    JMG (Amazon) - October 2014
  • It also has a very limited zoom…
    Bomble (Amazon) - August 2014
  • You get a fantastic zoom for such a compact camera…
    Dinah85 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • This is useful for set-ups with differential focus or super macro settings…

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Five people reckoned that the Olympus Stylus SH-1 was easy to use.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Five people who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Stylus SH-1 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a relatively standard weight (271 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-1 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus SH-1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The Stylus SH-1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 3, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of digital cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the digital cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus SH-1 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus SH-1 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 supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Olympus digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536. Across all cameras the still image resolution 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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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SH-1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. At 600 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus SH-1 in May 2014.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $99 (26%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus Stylus SH-1 and the United States price of $275.95 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £301.19 ($301.19).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v107080su000, olympus v107080bu000
Barcodes 00012303861370, 00050332187818, 00050332187825, 00050332187832, 04017386283022, 04545350046354, 04545350046361, 04545350046378, 05054230766866

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