Olympus has introduced a new bridge camera with extended zoom capabilities and a design inspired by PEN mirrorless cameras in the body of the Stylus SH-1.
After unveiling the Stylus Tough TG-3, Olympus has also announced the new Stylus SH-1. The Japanese company has grabbed a PEN mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, turned it into a fixed lens shooter, and added several traits found in OM-D cameras in order to create this new powerful travel zoom camera.
Olympus announces Stylus SH-1 camera with 16-megapixel image sensor
Olympus Stylus SH-1 has officially become the first compact in the world to feature a built-in 5-axis image stabilization technology for photographs and videos. This system has been introduced in the OM-D E-M5 and will make sure that your shots and movies will not be affected by the blur caused by camera shakes.
The 16-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor and the TruePic VII image processor will work together at capturing high-quality photos without noise.
The company says that the Stylus SH-1 is a great camera with parts made out of aluminum, just like the ones you would find in a PEN camera.
Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a compact camera with partial bridge capabilities
While capturing great photos with the Olympus Stylus SH-1 camera is easy, a photographer needs to share them effortlessly. The solution is the built-in WiFi functionality, which helps users connect to a smartphone or tablet to upload the photos on social networking websites.
The WiFi function also helps photographers to control their camera and to fire the shutter remotely. However, if you prefer to hold the camera in your hands, then you can use the 3-inch 460K-dot LCD touchscreen to frame the photos.
This is a bridge camera with a 24x optical zoom lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 25-600mm and a maximum aperture of f/3-6.9.
Although this is a high zoom lens camera, therefore falls into the “bridge” category, it does not feature an SLR-like design, nor an electronic viewfinder, like the conventional bridge models.
More specs and details about release date and price
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is capable of recording full HD videos at 60fps, but offers a high-speed movie mode that records low-resolution videos at 240fps.
Additionally, the camera can take full resolution photos while shooting videos. A continuous shooting mode is available, too, capturing up to 99 photos with a speed of up to 11fps.
The ISO ranges between 100 and 6,400, while the shutter speed sits between 1/2000th of a second and 30 seconds. The compact camera’s dimensions are 109 x 63 x 32mm / 4.29 x 2.48 x 1.65-inches, while weighing 271 grams / 9.56 ounces.
Olympus will release the Stylus SH-1 by the end of May for a price of $399.99. Consumers will be able to select between black, silver, and white colors, each costing the same: $399.99.