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Olympus Stylus SH-50

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 16 megapixel 24 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 24x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Olympus Stylus SH-50 as follows for Summary.
83
21 Reviews + 1 Award
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 21 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 lens quality, excellent design and it is a good size.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Quite big optical zoom
Does not feature bluetooth

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review site PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this digital camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Olympus camera is 67% based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and computerbild.de.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this camera 88 out of 100 on average. 12 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Olympus Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people who purchased this digital camera thought it was good looking.

  • Excellent zoom, manual override, easy to use, cool looking…
    J. Gould (Amazon) - December 2013
  • It is also particularly good looking in a slightly retro way…
    J. Gould (Amazon) - December 2013
  • Once you have the camera powered on the screen is bright; and pretty clear even outdoors…
  • Even when using a panning head on my tripod to make it as smooth as possible there were visible missed joins in the image…

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was compact.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good screen.

  • Once you have the camera powered on the screen is bright; and pretty clear even outdoors…
  • The touch screen comes in handy when you don't feel to be pressing buttons all the time…

Customers Report it is Robust

Two owners who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-50 concluded that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus SH-50 was able to produce good images.

  • It is small enough to slip into a pocket and takes really excellent photos easily…
    J. Gould (Amazon) - December 2013
  • After automatic comes Program mode which allows you to configure some of the camera settings; including a very impressive high speed shooting mode at 11 frames per second…
  • In bright light the fully automatic mode takes fairly bright and noise free images; as the light reduces the amount of noise in photos increases far too quickly for my liking…
  • Not only does it produce good quality photos in everyday casual use.
    Ash (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Doesn't seem to gain much detail out of the shadows compared to fully automatic mode…
  • The magic mode options do image processing and apply effects to your images such as sparkling on lights;…
  • It works fine in both picture and movie mode…
  • My son shot a five minute video whilst riding his bike to test the claims of the camera that the recorded images were ultra stable…
    Ian Wantling (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Taking the picture results in a noticeable lag in writing a magic photo to the card…
  • The pictures were sharp and clear…
    Runeweaver (Amazon) - August 2013

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

  • Excellent zoom, manual override, easy to use, cool looking…
    J. Gould (Amazon) - December 2013
  • After automatic comes Program mode which allows you to configure some of the camera settings; including a very impressive high speed shooting mode at 11 frames per second…
  • It remains less than intuitive most of the time…
    Ash (Amazon) - September 2013
  • It's not exactly intuitive, which is usually the advantage of a touch interface…
    M. Smith (Amazon) - September 2013
  • The touch screen comes in handy when you don't feel to be pressing buttons all the time…
  • The zoom is very quick and easy to use like most of the other functions on the camera…
    Runeweaver (Amazon) - August 2013

Features

Average Megapixel

The Stylus SH-50 has a fairly average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other 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 digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 269 grams, the Stylus SH-50 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras is 12x. With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-50 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus SH-50 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Olympus Stylus SH-50 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus SH-50 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus Stylus SH-50 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Olympus Stylus SH-50 does not feature bluetooth.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras range from 1GB to 2.1TB. The Stylus SH-50 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (128 gigabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SH-50 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus SH-50 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus SH-50 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when Olympus released the Stylus SH-50.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v107050wu000, sh50wit
Barcodes 00050332184985, 00050332185005, 00545350043193, 04545350043193, 04545350043209, 04545350043216

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