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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 85%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Olympus Stylus SH-1 owners who bought the Olympus Stylus SH-1 concluded that it was able to produce good images. A. Messenger wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 on Amazon “The image at lower ISO settings would be more than adequate for most photographers”. Bugs Bunny mentioned on Amazon “If you find it has taken a picture of the 'carpet etc' you can easily delete it” in their review of this digital camera. Criticoptic wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “UPDATE June 25 th 2014I posted 16 pictures of interesting details of the SH-1”.

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewer who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1 concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago R De Bulat mentioned “A small plastic stylus is supplied which is useful for shooting via the rear tough panel” and rated it as very good.

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Good Size

Five Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Dinah85 wrote in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review “You get a fantastic zoom for such a compact camera”. Jmg mentioned “And I have a tiny pocket compact which does a great job” in their review. 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”.

A few Olympus Stylus SH-1 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good weight. Three years ago Dinah85 wrote in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 on Amazon “The weight of this is great”.

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Easy to Use

Some people who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1 considered that it was easy to use. Criticoptic said “In practical experience” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Glyn Evans said “Pen owner/user, I bought this camera for my wife, as she wanted something easy to use”. 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.”.

Two Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers who bought the Olympus Stylus SH-1 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. R De Bulat mentioned on Amazon “It has a good weight and feels comfortable to hold, even with my big hands”.

Two Olympus Stylus SH-1 owners considered that it was easy to use the menus. R De Bulat said on Amazon three years ago “This is useful for set-ups with differential focus or super macro settings” and scored it very highly. Rog wrote “Whistle-blow on faux manual control that has ONLY TWO aperture settings - in auto it has only ONE” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review.

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus Stylus SH-1 was easy to setup. Bugs Bunny wrote on Amazon “After the initial setting up (which was easy) I had trouble with the camera” and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Several people who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom. Dinah85 mentioned on Amazon “While there are some drawbacks that is well outweighed by the brilliant zoom and clear photos even when enlarged”. Jmg wrote in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review “A good zoom” . Jmg also mentioned “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 customer who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

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Nice Design

A number of people said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Amit Karpe mentioned in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review on Amazon three years ago “It looks trendy as well”. In the same month Dinah85 said on Amazon “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 said on Amazon “Other points i will mention are the styling, which I love”.

One person said in their reviews that it was smooth. Three years ago R De Bulat mentioned in their review “I am impressed by the quality of the pictures and the smooth tones that it produces” and scored it very highly.

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Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Olympus digital cameras and also specifically for Olympus compact cameras and found that in both cases Olympus had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

Two people agreed that this digital camera was wifi compatible. Amit Karpe said three years ago “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 “Builtin WiFi” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1.

Several Olympus Stylus SH-1 owners said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. R De Bulat scored the Olympus Stylus SH-1 very highly and mentioned “A three pin plug; a two pin plug is also supplied, as is a USB lead”. R De Bulat also mentioned “Downloading photos via the USB lead is easy; all of my pictures are jpeg's”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers who bought the Olympus Stylus SH-1 considered that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “A bargain a any price”. Rog wrote in their review of this digital camera “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” but in spite of that they gave the Olympus Stylus SH-1 a rating of 2 stars.

Two Olympus Stylus SH-1 owners who bought it thought it was good value for money. Three years ago Rog mentioned on Amazon “Apparently many compact cameras at this price point with aperture priority or full manual modes do the same” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 however despite that they gave it a rating of 2 stars.

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Robust

One person who reviewed it thought it was well made. One customer reckoned that the Olympus Stylus SH-1 was easy to damage or scratch. Dinah85 gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review on Amazon “Plasticy as though it could quite easily be damaged”.

Good Product Quality

Some Olympus Stylus SH-1 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. Three years ago Jmg mentioned on Amazon “With good picture quality”. Two years ago Ms. P. Smith mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Easy to use and great quality photos with a number”.

Good Support

Some Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewers thought it had good technical guidance. R De Bulat wrote on Amazon three years ago “Having a quick look through the manual, I decided to print all 114 pages, something I would not normally do”. Two years ago Nothingwired.com wrote “Full manual mode available” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Exposure Control

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 reviewer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had good exposure controls.

Good Video Capture

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

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Stylus SH-1 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi 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 an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SH-1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], and the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] which has better reviews 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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], and the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] which has better reviews 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 similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 2x and 30x. 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.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], or the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Olympus digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1.

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Has One Image Editing

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Olympus camera. The image editings Crop are also found on this camera.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Stylus SH-1 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 is 24fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SH-1 have maximum memory card sizes of between 8GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 52GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Stylus SH-1 has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-1.

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Has Six White Balances

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus SH-1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Stylus SH-1 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Olympus digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera is 480 x 480.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.28mm, the longest is 720mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 200mm.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus SH-1 has a higher image resolution than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus SH-1.

The worst image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One Olympus Stylus SH-1 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it did not have good features. Glyn Evans wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nice looks, great features, bad image quality”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person reckoned that it was not noisy. Amit Karpe mentioned “Noise in low lightThe Ugly” in their Olympus Stylus SH-1 review.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus SH-1 do not support video capability. The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Stylus SH-1 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Stylus SH-1 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus SH-1 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not 3D

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus SH-1. The flash modess "Fill-in" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 1.8 and the smallest is 87. The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 3) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SH-1.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The Stylus SH-1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Olympus camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Manual" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for more than two years the internal memorys range from 9.5MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.2GB. The Stylus SH-1 has a quite small internal memory (only 37 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 460,000 pixels, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1. The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus SH-1 is 800,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus SH-1 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 80 to 200. At 125, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SH-1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-1

Released Over Two Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus SH-1 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SH-1.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon 1 J2[plb_1907086_price], or the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Stylus SH-1 has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot G7[plb_2475998_price] (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-1 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus SH-1.

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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

(16)
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 Jack Bell.t
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera...

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