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Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Silver) (Old Model)
- Outstanding image quality, 24X wide-angle zoom, 3-Axis image stabilization
- Worlds first 5-Axis video stabilization in a compact camera, 1080P full HD video
- Manual mode, touch screen and live guide, tele-macro
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||11.5 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||460000|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||6,400|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||125|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|File Format||JPEG (DCF) EXIF 2.21|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||39.3|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|Image Aspect Ratio||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 1.65 x 4.41 inches|
|Item Weight||0.59 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4.6 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.5 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||5 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.0 - F6.9|
|Maximum Focal Length||600 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,608|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||25 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||15 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||BSI-CMOS|
|Processor Description||TruePic VI|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.05 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion SLB-10A rechargeable battery & charger|
|Touch Screen Type||Yes|
|Video Capture Format||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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From the Manufacturer
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
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
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Design wise the Olympus is very handsome and understated. It has a rubberized grip on the front that makes holding the camera easy and the camera feels great in the hand. The camera's materials are very nice with a metal front plate. The buttons and dials feel high quality and work smoothly. It's nicely assembled and feels sturdy. Size wise it's not going to fit into a jean pocket but will travel well in a jacket pocket or a small bag. Included with the Olympus is a USB cable that plugs into your computer or the included power adaptor. The battery charges in camera. Also included is a stylus to operate the touch screen, but I found the touch screen worked well enough that I didn't need it.
The Olympus has lots of features that cater to photographers of every skill set. For those who prefer to let the camera do all of the work there is an automatic mode, a handful of scene modes, and a few artistic filters (pinhole, fisheye, etc.). One thing to be aware of is that in automatic mode the camera will rarely fire the flash. The Olympus would rather keep the shutter speed low. That may result in blurry photos due to camera and/or subject movement. To make matters worse, in automatic mode you're only given two choices for the flash, automatic and off, so you can't even force the flash to fire manually. The solution is to shoot in P mode or the indoor scene mode, where flash fires much more readily. This is a pretty odd way for the camera to behave, and I think it is the Olympus' biggest flaw.Read more ›
I reviewed this product from the perspective of a typical end-user looking for portability and quality with ease of use. This camera scored high in all areas. It is an advanced level point and shoot camera without question and will perform incredibly well for any end-user seeking high quality images in a convenient package.
Product packaging is exceptional with very clear instructions. As always, I recommend reading the manual- an often overlooked task. The product build is also exceptional, providing a very solid build quality typical at this price point. In fact, the next jump to build quality in my opinion puts you in the ...Read more ›
DSLR's are the best in the consumer class. I have an Olympus (E-510) with the 4/3rds sensor and a Canon (T1i) with APS-C. Both took outstanding pictures and despite now being several years old, are two that I have no plans to upgrade as for pics around the house and on trips, they really capture all the detail I need and most photos come out looking almost professional. Drawback however is the large size, especially with a decent zoom attached. I use them for important events but they sit more often or not as they are not fun to lug around for a long time or when I have no plans to shoot anything but want to be spontaneous and bring a camera along.
Enter the compact cameras. I have not tried any of the mirrorless offering as they still seemed to big and lack zoom but I do have a Panasonic zs20 and Olympus XZ-1 as my most recent upgrades. Those I got a year ago and are the best comparisons for the SH-50, especially the ZS20 which I got for exactly the niche that the SH-50 is designed for.
The SH-50 is built with typical Olympus heft. My E-510 and XZ-1 have great build quality. I love the E-510 despite it being 6 years old now. It was cheap when I got it but in the hand feels far better than a lot of the entry level Canon's and Nikons it was competing against (ditto for the lenses).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this camera for about two years. Very great camera to take low light photos. I have been to many places where the audience was told 'no flash photography'. Read morePublished 3 months ago by H
this camera is not well made. Before one year the shutter would not open so sent it in to be repaired.... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Linda Luette Messersmith
This is an incredible camera with unbelievable capabilities. This little camera has a 24X lens which is very sharp and clear. It's image stability system is exceIlent! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Maine Boy
I love ALMOST everything about it. It takes nice sharp, clear pictures and the colors are vibrant! The only thing I don't like is that in AUTO mode the flash doesn't fire when it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carol Ferensak
I have had this camera for about a year. Ever since I got it, it has had issues with focusing. I've tried to use multiple settings, but keep having the same issue with about half... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Guzman
I LOVE my camera; it takes great pictures and videos. You can also take pictures while filming videos. I've had it a year now; I'm very glad I bought it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jessica K.
I rarely write reviews but I am writing this one because I have been frustrated with the Olympus Stylus SH-50 digital camera. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Callisto