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Olympus SH-21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Olympus SH-21. 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. Reviews about the zoom and performance are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas the image stabilizer and low light performance get less positive opinions.

usability, image quality, portability, performance, zoom

screen, durability, low-light, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SH-21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SH-21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Olympus SH-21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, price, portability, performance

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus SH-21

 

Billed as the ideal point-and-shoot camera for travellers, the Olympus SH-21 is designed for versatility: it's just about small enough to fit into your jacket or trouser pocket, features a 12.5x optical zoom equivalent to a 24-300mm lens, can record...

Good 12.5x optical zoom, touch-to-shoot function, USB charging

Noisy photos at low ISO, flat-looking HDR shots

The Olympus SH-21 is a versatile compact camera that combines a usefully large zoom range with a wide selection of shooting modes. The camera’s touchscreen doesn’t come off as a gimmick, and is genuinely useful at times.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Olympus SH-2 review

 

With raw shooting, a long zoom, manual control and a host of fun features, the SH-2 could be the perfect travel camera

Touchscreen ; Inbuilt Wi-Fi ; Raw format shooting

Fixed screen ; No shutter-priority or aperture-priority modes ; Only two aperture settings in Manual

The Olympus SH-2 should find fans amongst those who like the retro look, though its appearance won't be to everybody's taste.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Gary Wolstenholme (techradar.com)

Olympus SH-21 review

 

A compact camera with a 12.5x wide zoom lens and a 16MP backlit CMOS sensor

12.5x zoom ; Small and light ; Easy to use ; 1080p video ; Decent at high ISO

Shiny screen ; Soft at max telephoto ; Noise when turns on

Occupying the middle ground in the Olympus range of travel compact cameras, the SH-21 aims to be pocket-friendly, without compromising on features.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Doug Harman (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus SH21 Review

 

The new SH-21 slots neatly into Olympus' Traveller range and provides compact design with a long, versatile wide-zoom lens and high-resolution 16MP sensor. But how does it fare on its full WDC...

Price, Menus, Video mode, Image quality (in brighter conditions)

Noise (in low light images), Touch snap system, Detail reduction due to camera processing

It is at this point it's important to remind oneself that this camera's RRP is £189.99 and not much higher, and you'll likely be able to buy if to for much less, a quick trawl on the Internet revealed prices as low as £134; this for a 16MP compact choc...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus SH-21 Digital Camera Review

 

Daniel Bell takes a closer look at the Olympus SH-21.

Full 1080p HD video recording; Minimum focusing distance of 1cm; Touch screen and plenty of buttons; Large optical zoom in compact body; High-speed shooting at 5 fps (16 megapixel image); Rubber grip on front; Easy to use; Decent image quality up to...

Images blurry in corners

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

Olympus unveils 16MP touchscreen SH-21

 

Olympus has unveiled the 16-megapixel SH-21 compact camera with touchscreen functionality.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Olympus SH-21

 

Simplicity at it's best. Very good design with easy menu features.

None found to date.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Olympus SH-21

 

Looks good Good zoom Good video

Moving pictures were not captured properly. I had to use the sport mode to capture a waving hand that was not blurry. Touch screen is just annoying. You have to be so accurate to touch the button otherwise it just takes a photo. Also when outside its...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Olympus SH-21

 

Simplicity at it's best. Very good design with easy menu features

None found to date

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Olympus SH-21

 

Looks good ; Good zoom ; Good video

Moving pictures were not captured properly. I had to use the sport mode to capture a waving hand that was not blurry ; Touch screen is just annoying. You have to be so accurate to touch the button otherwise it just takes a photo. Also when outside its...

Sep, 2012

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