• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 25mm - 750mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Olympus SH-50 over Canon SX700 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX700 HS over Olympus SH-50

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    7 months vs 19 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    307k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Pentax VS20

Olympus SH-50
Pentax VS20
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
Canon SX700 HS
Pentax VS20
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus SZ-15

Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-15
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 1080p
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SZ-15
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Sony HX50V

Olympus SH-50
Sony HX50V
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Touchscreen
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX700 HS
Sony HX50V
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $334
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Olympus SH-50
Panasonic ZS40
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • $392
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • High-res screen
  • $392
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SH-50
Olympus SH-1
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-1
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter
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