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Olympus SH-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Olympus SH-1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and storage. There are some mixed reviews about the memory.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, zoom

battery, shutter, exposure, storage, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SH-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SH-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Olympus SH-1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The zoom and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the control panel and battery.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, performance

storage, viewfinder, durability, battery, control panel

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SH-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Olympus SH-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and shutter. There are some mixed reviews about the screen.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, zoom

exposure, shutter, energy

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-1

 

The Wi-Fi-enabled 24x Olympus Stylus SH-1 is stylish, but it doesn't quite match the best superzooms in image quality or range, and it's on the pricey side.

24x zoom lens. 5-axis image stabilization. Touch screen. 1080p60 video. Full manual mode available. Photo Story and Art Filter modes. Stylish design. Wi-Fi. 14fps burst shooting

Pricey. Images have a waxy quality. Rear LCD could be sharper. Doesn't include external battery charger

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 ($399.99) squeezes a 24x zoom lens into a good-looking compact camera. Its faux leather exterior is sure to turn some heads and integrated Wi-Fi makes it easy to copy your pics to your smartphone when you're out and about. But...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-1 IS

 

Designed to look like a member of the PEN interchangeable lens system cameras, Olympus has announced the Stylus SH-1 IS long zoom point-and-shoot. The SH-1 is the first compact camera with the optical 5-axis mechanical image stabilization, which was...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus Stylus SH-1

 

Olympus SH-1 digital camera : The beautiful Olympus SH-1 puts the wow factor back into compact camera design - and its record-breaking technology puts genuine quality back into razor-sharp photos and high-speed HD movies shot on the fly. It's the...

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has the design to match the chicest tablets and smartphones, and pairs effortlessly with both at a touch of the WiFi button. Olympus’ OI.Share app takes the hassle out of setting this up. OI.Share also lets you import stills and...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Olympus SH-1 Review

 

The Olympus SH-1 is a 16-megapixel compact camera with a 25-600mm (eq.) f/3-6.9 lens and 5-axis optical image stabilisation. Other key features include a PEN-like design with an aluminium alloy body, 11fps sequential shooting at full resolution, a...

The Olympus SH-1 is arguably one of the most attractive travelzoom cameras we have ever come across. Its retro-styled aluminium-alloy body is reminiscent of the manufacturer's PEN line of film cameras and CSCs. In hand, it feels great courtesy of a...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus SH-1 Review

 

If you're a fan of Olympus' retro-styled PEN-series mirrorless cameras, but favor travel zoom cameras for their compact dimensions while providing generous telephoto reach, Olympus has good news. The Olympus SH-1 digital camera sports PEN-like styling,...

Available from May 2014, the Olympus SH-1 ships in black, silver or white versions with a list price of US$400.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : terry (dpexpert.com.au)

[REVIEW—OLYMPUS STYLUS SH-1]

 

This 16 megapixel compact camera has a zoom lens with a film-equivalent range of 25—600mm. It has 5 axis optical stabilisation. The 75mm LCD is non-swivelling and touch enabled. Focus and shutter can be activated with one finger touch on the critical...

The 5 axis image stabilisation lives up to its promise. Even at the full focal length extension images are reasonably sharp

The noise reduction cannot be turned off and its application is heavy handed. Even at low ISO settings the effect of noise reduction can be seen as a muddying of detail, and there is no RAW option, so there is nothing that can be done to over-ride the...

Olympus has vacated the entry level compact camera business and is concentrating on the premium end with its Stylus range. Most of the Stylus models are fixed lens versions of their excellent compact system cameras, but not the SH-1. This is a...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-1

 

Easy to use

Should have printed manual

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great Camera

 

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 be retired from front-line service. I decided to...

Mar, 2015

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