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Olympus Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera

16MP 24x CMOS Apr 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Good Owner Reviews

Stylus SH-1 owners on average rated this digital camera 86 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Olympus Stylus SH-1 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus SH-1 was able to produce good images. In December last year A. Messenger rated this digital camera 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The image at lower ISO settings would be more than adequate for most photographers”. Bugs Bunny gave it a very good rating and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “If you find it has taken a picture of the 'carpet etc' you can easily delete it”. Criticoptic mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “UPDATE June 25 th 2014I posted 16 pictures of interesting details of the SH-1”.

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. R De Bulat said on Amazon “A small plastic stylus is supplied which is useful for shooting via the rear tough panel” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Criticoptic mentioned on Amazon two years ago “In practical experience” in their review of this digital camera. In December last year Glyn Evans said “Pen owner/user, I bought this camera for my wife, as she wanted something easy to use” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review. Glyn Evans also said “The camera ticked all the boxes with regards to ease of use and easy image transfer via the Olympus app over WiFi.”.

A few people who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Several Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers who bought the Olympus Stylus SH-1 thought it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago R De Bulat said on Amazon “This is useful for set-ups with differential focus or super macro settings”. Rog mentioned in their review “Whistle-blow on faux manual control that has ONLY TWO aperture settings - in auto it has only ONE” but they only rated it 40 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1 said that it was easy to setup. In December last year Bugs Bunny wrote on Amazon “After the initial setting up (which was easy) I had trouble with the camera” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review.

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Good Size

Several Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was compact. Dinah85 said two years ago “You get a fantastic zoom for such a compact camera” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review. Jmg said on Amazon “And I have a tiny pocket compact which does a great job”. Jmg also said “The first thing I noticed was that it powers up very quickly - far better than my pocket compact or the old bridge”.

Some customers wrote that it was a good weight. Dinah85 gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 on Amazon two years ago “The weight of this is great”. R De Bulat wrote “It has a good weight and feels comfortable to hold, even with my big hands” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of customers who purchased the product thought it had a good zoom. Dinah85 wrote on Amazon “While there are some drawbacks that is well outweighed by the brilliant zoom and clear photos even when enlarged”. Jmg mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 two years ago “A good zoom”. Jmg also said “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”.

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus.

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Nice Design

A number of Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking. Amit Karpe said in their review of this digital camera “It looks trendy as well” and rated it as very good. Dinah85 scored the Olympus Stylus SH-1 80 out of 100 and mentioned “My dad has informed me the styling is modelled on a very iconic camera which is the one they take up Everest as it works so well at low temperatures”. Jmg wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Other points i will mention are the styling, which I love”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was smooth.

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Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Olympus compact cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras manufactured by Olympus.

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Good Connectivity

Some Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers considered that the product was wifi compatible. Two years ago Amit Karpe said “UI is lacking- WiFi does not connect with the "home" WiFi to share pictures- Cumbersome method to tag pictures with GPS, you need to record GPS on your phone”. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 “Builtin WiFi”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. R De Bulat said “A three pin plug; a two pin plug is also supplied, as is a USB lead” in their review of this digital camera. R De Bulat also mentioned “Downloading photos via the USB lead is easy; all of my pictures are jpeg's”.

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Robust

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Dinah85 rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “Plasticy as though it could quite easily be damaged”.

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Good Product Quality

Four customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Two years ago Jmg mentioned on Amazon “With good picture quality” in their review of this digital camera. Ms. P. Smith wrote in December last year “Easy to use and great quality photos with a number” and rated the Olympus Stylus SH-1 as excellent. R De Bulat scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I am impressed by the quality of the pictures”.

Good Support

Several people who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. R De Bulat gave the product a very good rating and mentioned “Having a quick look through the manual, I decided to print all 114 pages, something I would not normally do” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1. Nothingwired.com mentioned in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review “Full manual mode available” .

Good Exposure Control

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had good exposure controls.

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1 reckoned that it was good for video recording. Nothingwired.com said in their review of this digital camera last year “Full HD 60 fps video” .

Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus SH-1 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus SH-1 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus SH-1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus SH-1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1. Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 have optical zooms of between 2x and 30x, and the average optical zoom is 8.5x.

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Has One Image Editing

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Crop are also found on this digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus SH-1.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the Stylus SH-1 has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 is 8GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a fairly high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-1 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 40fps.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Stylus SH-1 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SH-1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 range from 0.28mm to 720mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 190mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600 millimeters, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SH-1.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus SH-1 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-1. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus SH-1 has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4608 x 3456 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all compact cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SH-1.

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering

The number of light metering modes featured on the Stylus SH-1 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on compact cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SH-1.

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15 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it did not have good features. Glyn Evans said “Nice looks, great features, bad image quality” and scored the product 20 out of 100.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewer reckoned that the product was not noisy. Amit Karpe wrote “Noise in low lightThe Ugly” in their review but despite that they still rated it as very good.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus SH-1, the Stylus SH-1 does not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Stylus SH-1 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Stylus SH-1 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus SH-1 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4608 x 3456 and 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536.

This digital camera's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst still image resolution amongst all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) is the best still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-1. The flash modess "Fill-in" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The shooting modess "Manual" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Face detection, Selective Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 the internal memorys range from 37MB to 8.2GB. The Stylus SH-1 has a fairly small internal memory (only 37 megabytes) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus SH-1.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Stylus SH-1 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SH-1. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 880,000 pixels.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 is 80 and the biggest is 130. When compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Stylus SH-1's ISO sensitivity (min) of 125 is one of the biggest.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3, the Stylus SH-1 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-1 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 4.5.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Olympus camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus SH-1.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price].

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Stylus SH-1 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus SH-1.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus SH-1 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SH-1.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

6 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

Retro design
TruePic VII processor
Builtin WiFi
5axis stabilisation
Responsiveness of the camera
Overall picture quality lacks sharpness
Incomplete touchscreen interface
WiFi app doesn't offer picture settings adjustment
Pricey
Images have a waxy quality

User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 March 2015 by WoodsideShutterbug
WoodsideShutterbug would recommend the Olympus Stylus SH-1 (Verified Purchase)

The SH-1 is a deserving successor to my Olympus SH-50 camera upon which the newer camera is based upon. The SH-50 had provided me with around 18,000 images over a 16 month span before it needed to... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Ms. P. Smith
(Verified Purchase)

My previous camera had been stolen and got this in place. Although not as high as spec as previous Olympus, it is similar and live the white colour too. Easy to use and great quality photos with a... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Best camera ever, a bargain a any price...

Reviewed 16 April 2015 by A. Messenger "tony"
(Verified Purchase)

This is an excellent little camera. Having just sold a Nikon D7100 setup and gone 'small' I can honestly say that the speed is amazing in comparison with some other compacts that I have used. ... Read more…

Reviewed 18 March 2015 by John Johnstone
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera.

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