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Olympus Stylus SH-1

£301.19
A classic compact camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 16MP 24x Yes May 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus Stylus SH-1 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus SH-1 number 291 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 55?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size, design and it is reasonably priced. However they also report inferior product quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Only three aspherical lenses
Very small maximum aperture number

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 wildlife photography, ranking number 249 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 234 in sports photography cameras, but average for landscape photography, ranking number 267 in landscape photography cameras.
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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 dkamera.de and optyczne.pl this camera has an overall expert rating of 78%.

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User Reviews Are Good

Based on 22 user reviews the average user rating of this Olympus camera is 85%. 17 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Sub-Standard Product Quality

Four customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was not good quality.

Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 6,224 user and expert reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four customers reckoned 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

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people thought it was good looking.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1 wrote that it was good value for money.

  • Apparently many compact cameras at this price point with aperture priority or full manual modes do the same…
    Rog (Amazon) - June 2014
  • 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…

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good zoom.

  • 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
  • It also has a very limited zoom…
    Bomble (Amazon) - August 2014
  • With very limited zoom options…
    JMG (Amazon) - October 2014
  • You get a fantastic zoom for such a compact camera…
    Dinah85 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • While there are some drawbacks that is well outweighed by the brilliant zoom and clear photos even when enlarged…
    Dinah85 (Amazon) - August 2014
  • This is useful for set-ups with differential focus or super macro settings…

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £301.19 it is cheaper than 51% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus Stylus SH-1 and the United Kingdom price of £301.19 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $275.95 (£357.91).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Stylus SH-1 of 16MP is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 of 24x is in the biggest 10% of all digital 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 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus SH-1's minimum aperture number of 3 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SH-1 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The Stylus SH-1's weight of 271g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. The Stylus SH-1's maximum memory card size of 128GB is in the largest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Stylus SH-1's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 of only 0.03m is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2048 x 1536|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Stylus SH-1 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

The Stylus SH-1 is a three aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Stylus SH-1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Stylus SH-1's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600mm is in the longest 18% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Stylus SH-1 of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Stylus SH-1 of only 3 is in the smallest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in May 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v107080be000, olympus v107080we000
Barcodes 00050332187818, 00050332187825, 00050332187832, 04017386283022, 04545350046354, 04545350046361, 04545350046378, 05054230766866

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