Olympus Stylus SH-1: Featuring a 16MP Image Sensor and 4 White Balance Presets
The Stylus SH-1 is something that Olympus can be proud of, offering a powerful sensor and a reliable processing engine. The Stylus SH-1 looks a sturdy compact with the latest connectivity schemes added into the scheme of things. Here is how the specs sheet looks like in detail:
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a powerful compact, offering a 16MP image sensor. The Olympus Stylus SH-1 offers 4608x3456 pixels as the maximum image resolution. In terms of aspect ratio, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 supports 3:2. The 1/ 2.3 inch sensor layout is ably supported by the TruePic VII image processing unit. The BSI-CMOS image sensor measures 6.17mmx4.55mm in terms of dimensions. The ISO sensitivity range on offer is 125-6400, with the upper limit dedicated towards low-light shooting conditions. 4 white balance presets are included besides the Auto ISO mode. Custom white balance mode is also featured. The Olympus Stylus SH-1 boasts of the sensor-shift image stabilization with a 5-axis orientation.
Focus and Optics
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 offers an equivalent focal range of 25-600mm. Besides this, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 supports optical zooming for up to 24X. Apart from this massive optical zooming limit, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 also supports digital zoom for up to 4X. Maximum lens aperture on offer is F3.0-F6.9. This camera supports autofocus with certain featured modes like multi-area, contrast detect and many more. Normal focus range is supported with a limit of up to 10cm. Macro focus range for the same is up to 3cm.
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 packs in a fixed monitor that measures 3 inches. In terms of display resolution, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 offers 460K dots. Touch support is rendered to the same besides the Live View. This compact however misses out on a dedicated viewfinder.
Photography and Videography
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 offers a shutter speed range of 30-1/200 sec. The Olympus Stylus SH-1 misses out on aperture and shutter priority modes but features the manual exposure mode for better clarity. Subject or scene modes are added in plenty. The Olympus Stylus SH-1 supports built-in flash as well but misses out on external flash. Burst shooting is allowed at 11.5 frames per second. A self-timer is supported with a 2 sec-12 sec range. Metering modes like multi, spot and center-weighted are supported.
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 supports Full HD video recording at 60 and 30 frames per second. The Olympus Stylus SH-1 supports other resolutions in HD and VGA, both at 30fps. H.264 is the supported video format. Stereo microphone and mono speaker are included as well.
Connectivity and Storage
In terms of connectivity, the Olympus Stylus SH-1 supports USB 2.0 for faster file transfers. Micro-HDMI port is supported in addition to the built-in wireless support. Remote access is featured as well. Internal storage limit for the same is 37MB that is expandable via the SD, SDXC and SDXC digital cards.
Build and Battery
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 weighs 271g and is powered by the Li-Ion battery module that supports up to 380 shots on a single charge.