Olympus Stylus SH-1

Announced Mar 31, 2014 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 600 mm (24×)

I bought this camera because I carry one everywhere everyday. This means that the camera has to be small to make this requirement viable. I ideally wanted a camera with an aperture priority option because it gives me manual control with automatic shutter speed, making it quick to take an accurately exposed image and I can always tweak with +/- exposure. This camera does not offer aperture priority, so I reluctantly settled for the 'manual' option, which means it is slow to set-up a shot. BUT ...

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After eleven months of ownership, the SH-1 remains my primary camera - because WB AUTO presents rainy scenes in neutral colours, not blue. The SH-1 retains the 2 WB Custom settings I learnt to value on the SH-50. The SH-50 remains in service for demo videos, and recording sound for the (silent) SH-1 time lapse videos. The SH-1 and SH-50 complement each other as intended. No weather resistance is claimed for the SH-1, but it consistently survives rainy ferry trips on an open deck. It also ...

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