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Olympus Stylus SH-60 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 24x Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent owner reviews
Good quality lens
Good size
19 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 23 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Olympus digital camera is exceptional. 16 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This medium megapixel digital camera in the top 9% of all the medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 4,467 owner and expert reviews (including 627 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 89% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Lens

Three customers who purchased the Olympus Stylus SH-60 considered that it had a good zoom. Old Tyke mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Even hand-held the results on maximum zoom were amazingly clear”. Gareth Peter Goodwin wrote on expert review site Amazon “Nice long zoom”. They also said “Super zoom, lots of programs that should keep you happy” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

Three owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Old Tyke rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Only drawback is the usual one for this type of camera - no optical viewer and therefore taking photos in bright sunlight can be a problem”. Goodvibr8ion wrote on expert review site Amazon “Packed with quality features and ability to get great pictures pretty well always”.


Design

Easy to Use

Two customers concluded that it was easy to use. W. Allenby said on expert website Amazon two years ago “Easy to use” and gave the Olympus Stylus SH-60 the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Product Quality

Two customers who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-60 reckoned that it was good quality. Gareth Peter Goodwin scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Build quality very good, feels solid in hand”. Ian Barber mentioned on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Good quality pictures from a very light”.

Robust

Two customers said in their reviews that it was well made. Two years ago Old Tyke wrote “A fantastic little camera - solidly built and therefore a little on the heavy side” and gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers who bought the Olympus Stylus SH-60 agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Soozsierra said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Ok - so it is a little bulkier and heavier than some compacts” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars.

Average Weight

The Stylus SH-60 has a relatively standard weight (269 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 269g cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 (£392.64).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when Olympus released the Stylus SH-60.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Stylus SH-60 supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix JX500, or the Samsung NX100 which both of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus SH-60 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus SH-60 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Panasonic Lumix G5 (£788), or the Fujifilm X-E2 (£479).

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Leica T (£359) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Stylus SH-60 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-60 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 24x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Fujifilm Finepix SL240 (£177), or the Olympus SZ-14 (£104.99) which both of have better reviews.

If this Olympus digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£144) (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SH-60 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon 320 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600 millimeters, the Stylus SH-60 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 350mm.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this spec and age is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38. At 6.9, the Olympus Stylus SH-60 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SH-60 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448|2048 x 1536|640 x 480, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon L820 (£143.99) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus SH-60 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus SH-60 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus SH-60 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus SH-60 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus Stylus SH-60 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus SH-60 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04545350045630, 04545350045647, 04545350045654

Olympus Stylus SH-60 Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus Stylus SH-60 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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