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Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Old Model)
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- 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|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16 MP|
|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 Display Weight||1.05 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.59 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4.6 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.6 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.5 ounces|
|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|
|Memory Storage Capacity||39.3 MB|
|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|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.06 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|
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.
From the Manufacturer
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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Color is excellent except for the reds that are noticeably exaggerated . Nothing that cannot be easily corrected in Photoshop.
Exposure, about the most consistent I have seen in any camera.
Resolution, theoretically great, in practice rather poor. Here is where this camera limps notoriously. Olympus chose to apply a very aggressive de-noising algorithm.
It is on at all ISO speeds and there is no way to adjust or cut it off. End result, very mushy images when viewed at high resolution; you can forget about printing 16x20s or larger, sorry...
Having said that, I must say that the camera still produces pleasant if not perfect images. It might even surprise you occasionally when shooting in low light.
User interface is easy to learn, quick and effective. Lots of features, very decent and usable HDR, panoramas and more.
Very limited manual controls but automation is so good that you might not even miss them.
Awesome zoom with one glaring shortcoming, light gathering power at the extreme zoom end is outright pitiful, it is so low that the camera has to use very long exposure times even on sunny days. Even the excellent stabilization system cannot cope with it and you are forced to lean against solid structures even in broad sunny daylight if you want reasonably sharp pictures
Using the zoom indoors with live subjects; forget it! Not even on a tripod!
Now for the real forte of this camera - Incredible videos, the stabilization system for videos is truly stunning, it is practically like having a "SteadyCam tm" built into the camera (for those who know what a SteadyCam does).
On the other hand, the superb stabilization comes at a price, and the price is very, very aggressive cropping, this prevents from taking full advantage of the excellent wide angle capabilities of the lens. Strangely enough, Turning off the stabilization does not prevent cropping, so that's that.
Manual controls in video mode are rudimentary, and there is no provision for an external mike. Nonetheless, the built in sound is very acceptable even outdoors (with the wind noise filter on).
Thankfully, touch screen focus can be fully enabled during video recording and that kicks it one big notch up making it, in a pinch, a very viable videographer's tool.
Even if the picture quality may not be to your liking, you may still seriously consider this camera for its video capabilities.
There is no dedicated macro setting on the thumb-wheel, You have to go into the Scene Settings and choose Super Macro, but sometimes this choice doesn't do such a good job, 25% of my macro shots aren't as sharp as I like, even when using a tripod. I have better luck shooting close using the P mode and cropping the photo. Speaking of tripods, the tripod mounting socket on this camera is plastic that will break if you're not careful. For the price this camera is, the socket should be metal.
The Pet Scene settings aren't so great either. I have 3 cats and using the Cat setting, photos are washed out, noisy and grainy even though my cats hold still. I get better results for cat photos on iAuto.
This is a compact camera but it's heavy and large. None of my compact camera cases would fit, so I opted for a genuine leather Olympus case which is made for this camera and the price isn't bad considering it's leather - see link below.
The build quality is good, except for the plastic tripod mount. Made in Indonesia if that matters. The zoom motor sounds strong. Image stabilization is excellent.
My Sony cameras were always my "go to" cameras for superb-quality videos....but this Olympus really excels in the video department. It's better than any of my Sony cameras, plus it has high speed video, which in reality becomes slow motion when you play it back. When using this camera (or any camera) in high speed video, there will be no audio. There can't be, it would be like the opposite of the Chipmunks.
The battery life is good, considering a touchscreen uses more power. You charge the battery inside the camera.
Camera is quick to focus, quick to take the photo, and fast response to take the next unless you're using one of the Magic Filters. I love the "fragmented" filter which makes the photo look like you've taken a hundred photos and combined them into one.
So like most cameras, there is good and bad to this Olympus. If good macro shots are at the top of your list, I'd choose a different camera. If full manual control is on your list, definitely don't choose this camera; you have only 2 choices, neither one good. If you aren't into macro shots or full manual control, you'd probably like this camera a lot, as the photo quality is mostly excellent, especially landscapes - beautiful!
Genuine Olympus Case: Leather Case for XZ-1 & SH-50
Class 10 SDHC Card: Transcend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card (TS32GSDHC10E)