Olympus Japan has announced the Stylus SH-3, a relatively minor update to the SH-2 model introduced last March. The SH-3 offers 4K video at a paltry 15 fps and gains a half dozen new Art Filters. Otherwise, it features the same 16MP BSI CMOS sensor as the SH-2, as well as its predecessor's 25-600mm equivalent F3.0-6.9 24x optical zoom lens, 5-axis image stabilization and night scene capture mode. 

The Stylus SH-3 will be available in Silver and Black in Japan on February 26 for just under ¥40,000 (~$350). It's unclear whether there are any plans to release the camera outside of Japan.

Olympus Stylus SH-3 specifications

Body type
Body typeCompact
Body materialAluminum alloy
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorTruePic VII
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 125-6400
White balance presets4
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notes5-axis (yaw, pitch, roll, up/down, left/right)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Olympus ORF format)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)25–600 mm
Optical zoom24×
Maximum apertureF3–6.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusNo
Normal focus range10 cm (3.94)
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenYes
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • iAuto
  • Program Auto
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Interval
  • Sport
  • Indoor
  • Self portrait
  • Sunset
  • Cuisine
  • Documents
  • Beach & Snow
  • Super macro
  • Backlight HDR
  • Night capture
  • Night+portrait
  • Night scene
  • Fireworks
  • Handheld star light
  • Live composite
Built-in flashYes
Flash range8.30 m (at ISO 3200)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, redeye reduction, fill-in, off
Continuous drive11.5 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions3840 x 2160 (15 fps), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264
Videography notesHigh speed: 120 fps (1280 x 720), 240 fps (432 x 324)
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage included37MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with smartphone app
Remote controlYes (wired or via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLI-92B lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA)380
Weight (inc. batteries)271 g (0.60 lb / 9.56 oz)
Dimensions109 x 63 x 42 mm (4.29 x 2.48 x 1.65)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone