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Olympus Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera

$375.00
Compact Camera 16MP 24x May 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Display mit "nur" durchschnittlicher Auflsung 460.800 Subpixel
Images have a waxy quality
25 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including optyczne.pl and dkamera.de this compact camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this Olympus digital camera is 85 out of 100 based on 22 user reviews. Over 76% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,447 user and expert reviews (including 54 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras. 95% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Stylus SH-1 has a touchscreen. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 890,000 pixels. At only 460,000 pixels, the Stylus SH-1 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Ricoh GR ($397.32), the Casio EX-ZR800, and the Canon PowerShot G7 ($363.63) is also worth considering.

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it did not have good features. Glyn Evans mentioned two years ago “Nice looks, great features, bad image quality”.


Power

Doesn't Include External Battery Charger

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Nothingwired.com said “Doesn't include external battery charger”. Bomble wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I note a few minor concerns in the first few weeks of use - the battery life isn't brilliant even when you disable the Wifi”.


Support

Full Manual Mode Available

Five people agreed that the product had good technical guidance. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 “Full manual mode available”. R De Bulat wrote on Amazon “Having a quick look through the manual, I decided to print all 114 pages, something I would not normally do” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 6 stars. Ianw said on Amazon “There is a manual function, which others have notes is very limited.” in their review of this digital camera.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus SH-1 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus SH-1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Memory

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of cameras of this age and spec is 66GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Stylus SH-1's maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera range from 21MB to 8.2GB. At only 37 megabytes, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus SH-1 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus SH-1 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Stylus SH-1 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.03 meters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 0.01m, the largest is 0.1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.057m.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Stylus SH-1 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus SH-1 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven owners thought the Olympus Stylus SH-1 was compact. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jmg gave the product a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “And I have a tiny pocket compact which does a great job”. Jmg also mentioned “The first thing I noticed was that it powers up very quickly - far better than my pocket compact or the old bridge” in their review.

One owner who bought the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 271 grams, the Stylus SH-1 is fairly light compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The average weight of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 360g, and the weights range from 180g to 740g.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. The average optical zoom of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera is 8.6x.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (600 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this spec and age is 28mm and the longest is 1,300mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus SH-1 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera is 2.6.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-1 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Casio EX-ZR800 which has better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus SH-1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including the Ricoh GR ($397.32), or the Canon PowerShot G7 ($363.63) which has better reviews.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SH-1 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera which do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Ricoh GR ($397.32), the Canon PowerShot G7 ($363.63), and the Casio EX-ZR800 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536 and 640 x 480.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all compact cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus SH-1 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Canon PowerShot G7 ($363.63) which has better reviews.

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Design

Robust

Two people thought this digital camera was well made. Ianw wrote on Amazon “The construction of the camera is all you would expect from Olympus; a solid feel and attractive, slightly retro design”.

Design Rtro

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Two years ago Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Design rtro”. Nothingwired.com also said “Stylish design” in their review.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Jmg said in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review “Other points i will mention are the styling, which I love” . Rog mentioned on Amazon “It looks pretty impressive.”. Amit Karpe said three years ago “It looks trendy as well”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. R De Bulat scored it 7 stars and mentioned three years ago “I am impressed by the quality of the pictures and the smooth tones that it produces”. One owner wrote that it was ugly. Amit Karpe wrote three years ago “Noise in low light The Ugly” in their review of this digital camera.

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Creative and Intuitive Modes

Nine owners concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago Nothingwired.com said “Creative and intuitive modes” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 however despite that they gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Ms. P. Smith gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use and great quality photos with a number”. Jmg said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “So I researched hard on what I wanted - something ultra portable and easy to use” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

Two customers said that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. R De Bulat wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has a good weight and feels comfortable to hold, even with my big hands” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. R De Bulat gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is useful for set-ups with differential focus or super macro settings”. Rog said in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 “Whistle-blow on faux manual control that has ONLY TWO aperture settings - in auto it has only ONE” however despite that they gave it a score of 63.509119481854 out of 100.

One person considered that this digital camera was easy to setup. Bugs Bunny gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “After the initial setting up (which was easy) I had trouble with the camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Images Have a Waxy Quality

Seven owners said that the product was not good quality. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Overall picture quality lacks sharpness” . Nothingwired.com also wrote “Images have a waxy quality” in their review. Bomble wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The worst was the poor video quality and the panorama mode was a waste of time”.


Good Exposure Control

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good exposure controls.

1080 60 Video

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus SH-1 was good for video recording. Nothingwired.com wrote “1080 60 video”. Bomble mentioned “The video mode is massively better than that of the XZ-1” and rated it 7 stars.

Groes Zoom

Eight people agreed that it had a good zoom. Nothingwired.com said “24x zoom lens” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 yet they only gave the product a rating of 14 out of 100. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “24x optische zoom, wifi, touchscreen, handmatige stand” in their review. Jmg scored it 7 stars and mentioned in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review “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”.

Three customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Nothingwired.com said “5-axis image stabilization” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1. Nothingwired.com also mentioned “Stabilisation 5 axes” in their review.

One owner said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. One owner concluded that the product had a good lens.

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5-Axis Image Stabilization

Twenty-three customers who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Nothingwired.com said “Photo Story and Art Filter modes” however despite that they only rated the product 1 stars. Jmg said on Amazon “I used to take my photography fairly seriously.” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product as very good. Jmg also said “With good picture quality” in their review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Nothingwired.com wrote “14fps burst shooting” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review although they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. R De Bulat said on Amazon “A small plastic stylus is supplied which is useful for shooting via the rear tough panel”.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in low light. Md said “Easy point and shoot, good in low light, good anti shake”.

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Display Mit "nur" Durchschnittlicher Auflsung 460.800 Subpixel

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good viewfinder. John D said three years ago “I've noticed that even some bridge cameras now are not fitted with a viewfinder” in his Olympus Stylus SH-1 review. R De Bulat said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon also three years ago “Pictures are generally sharp straight out of the camera and are rich looking via the 3 inch rear screen; there is no view-finder”.

Two owners who bought this digital camera considered that it did not have a good screen. Nothingwired.com said “Display mit "nur" durchschnittlicher Auflsung 460.800 Subpixel” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Bugs Bunny mentioned on Amazon “I'm not sure whether or not I like the touch screen - you don't have to use it” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Stylus SH-1 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 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.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v107080we000
Barcodes 00050332187818, 00050332187825, 00050332187832, 04017386283022, 04545350046354, 04545350046361, 04545350046378, 05054230766866

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