• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Olympus SH-1

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus SH-1 advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 fps vs 8.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

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

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-50
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SH-50
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus SH-1
Panasonic ZS40
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Olympus SH-1
Canon SX710 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $345
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus SH-2

Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-2
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-1
Olympus SH-2
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus SH-1
Panasonic ZS60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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