DEMAND MORE CONTROL
THE WORLD'S FIRST 3-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION AND 5-AXIS VIDEO STABILIZATION*
With spectacular image quality and advanced video recording features, the SH-50 iHS is the only thing you’ll need to capture truly amazing stills and videos. Equipped with a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent), you’ll get super close to the action even if you can’t move in any closer. And when you consider its low light performance, high-speed responsiveness, iHS technology, and the most sophisticated 5-axis video stabilization on the market in a point-and-shoot camera, your days of settling for cell phone pics or hauling around a dedicated camcorder are over. Shoot in glorious Full 1080p HD Video while controlling your frame rate and aspect ratio thanks to the Advanced Movie mode. Rely on the completely automatic Enhanced Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode, or venture to full control using Manual mode for images exactly the way you want to capture them. Get the perfect shot every time thanks to High-Speed Sequential Shooting at 10 frames per second in full resolution. And for even more flexibility, rely on the touch screen to set your focus point, fire off the shutter button and even make color and tone changes right on the LCD screen with Live Guide. It’s everything you’ll need to finally ditch the camera phone and closet the camcorder.
OUTSTANDING IMAGE QUALITY
iHS Technology 3-Axis Image Stabilization
A powerful, DSLR-quality Image Processor and a cutting-edge BSI CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance, blazing fast autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition and Super-Resolution Zoom.
24x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (25-600mm equivalent)
All the capabilities you need in one compact lens that won’t weigh you down. The 24x optical zoom gets you amazingly close to the action while the 25mm Wide-Angle lens lets you capture breathtaking panoramas and large group shots even when there isn’t room to back up.
The SH-50 iHS is the first compact digital camera to be equipped with image stabilization
that mechanically compensates for rotary shift as well as horizontal and vertical angular shift. The 3-axis Photo IS uses the same driver mechanism as the OM-D to also correct blur along the optical axis. Blur-free, stable autofocus thanks to the most powerful image stabilization in its class. Hand-Held Starlight with Flash Even when shooting night scenes when blur is more likely to occur, you can shoot beautiful photos holding the camera in your hands
. When the shutter is released, multiple images are shot simultaneously and merged into one photo with less noise in low light situations. When the flash is enabled, you get optimal exposure of both the foreground and background resulting in stunning low light images.
A World's First 5 Axis Video Stabilization on a Compact Camera*
The Olympus SH-50 iHS is the World's first digital compact camera to employ five-axis stabilization for video recording. This ground-breaking image stabilization technology that migrated down from the Olympus E-M5 system compensates for blur that occurs across 5 directions on three separate planes of motion: angular, transitional and rotary. By combining a powerful mechanical and electronic hybrid video stabilization, you'll record smooth, clear videos even when walking or enjoying a boat ride.
1080p Full HD Video with HDMI Output & Control
A simple, one-touch button allows you shoot clear, crisp full HD videos in 1080p right from your camera.
Advanced Movie Mode
Specifically designed to provide enhanced control when shooting videos, the Advanced Movie Mode allows for the easy activation of different recording functions like Photos-In-Movie, 60i Movie and High Speed Movie. Control your frame rate, make white balance adjustments and even set the self timer right from easy-to-access menus.
High-Speed HD Videos
For the first time on a digital compact camera, now you can record high-speed videos in high definition. At a frame rate of 120 frames per second in 720p HD, you'll enjoy slow motion playback of all your greatest action moments!
Camera and camcorder all at the same time. Capture multiple photos in full resolution while simultaneously recording Full HD videos without interruption. Simply press the shutter button to shoot stills in video mode - no need to change the model dial!
EXPANDED SHOOTING POSSIBILITIES
Want more control over your image output? Adjust ISO settings, shutter speed and aperture with ease while viewing the expected results on screen as you make your selections.
Touch Screen & Live Guide
Intuitive touch-screen functions allow you to set your focus point and fire off the shutter button with incredible speed so you never miss your shot. And with the on-screen Live-Guide feature, you can make adjustments to color and tone right on screen.
Capture beautiful close-up images of subjects at a distance with the tele macro function which allows for blur-free shots up to 40 cm close even at the telephoto end of the zoom range.
*As of January 2013