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

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Differences

Olympus SH-50 advantages over Olympus SH-1

Olympus SH-1 advantages over Olympus SH-50

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    14 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax VS20

Olympus SH-50
Pentax VS20
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Olympus SH-1
Pentax VS20
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More dots on screen
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-16
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SZ-16
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Olympus SH-50
Canon SX700 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Olympus SH-1
Canon SX700 HS
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Olympus SH-50
Olympus SH-2
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $356
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SH-2
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $356
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
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