• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 750mm (35mm eq.)

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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
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    250 vs 0 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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.
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Newer
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Olympus SH-50
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX700 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Sony HX50V

Olympus SH-50
Sony HX50V
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Touchscreen
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX700 HS
Sony HX50V
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Newer
  • $348
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Olympus SH-50
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $381
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Olympus SH-50
Panasonic ZS35
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $225
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS35
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
  • $225
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SH-50
Olympus SH-1
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-1
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter
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