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Olympus Stylus SH-2

We have collected and analyzed 22 expert reviews and 110 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Jun 23, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 1191187 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Jun 25, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Stylus SH-2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Olympus Stylus SH-2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the zoom and performance are overall positive. The design and usability also get good reviews.

portability, usability, design, performance, zoom

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus SH-2 Digital Compact Camera - Black (16 MP, 24x Optical Zoom, Built-In Wi-Fi)Olympus SH-2 Digital Compact Camera - Black (16 MP, 24x Optical Zoom, Built-In Wi-Fi)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus SH-2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Olympus Stylus SH-2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and zoom are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the price.

usability, zoom, portability, design, durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus SH-2 16 MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)Olympus SH-2 16 MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-2

 

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a stylish compact camera with a 24x zoom. It's a solid performer when shooting Raw, but its JPG output is disappointing.

Sharp lens. Raw capture support. 24x zoom range. Excellent build quality. 5-axis image stabilization. Touch-screen LCD. Photo Story and Art Filter modes. 10.4fps burst shooting. Snappy focus. 1080p60 video. Wi-Fi.

Waxy JPG output. Doesn't include external battery charger.

Performance and Conclusions The SH-2 is quick to start and shoot for a superzoom, requiring just about 1.6 seconds to do so. Its focus speed is minimal at the wide angle, locking on to targets and firing a photo in less than 0.05-second. It does slow a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-2

 

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a powerful compact digicam that offers tremendous versatility with its 24x optical zoom lens and 5-axis image stabilization. Easy and creative shooting modes get the most out of the 16-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, letting...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; iAuto and Program shooting modes produce excellent image quality results ; Incredibly versatile 24x optical zoom lens is ready for...

Some images show more noise than we would like to see ; Wide end of the lens shows some distortion ; Pop-up flash is not very powerful ; Video sound does not live up to video quality

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a powerful compact digicam that offers tremendous versatility with its 24x optical zoom lens and 5-axis image stabilization. Easy and creative shooting modes get the most out of the 16-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, letting...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus Stylus SH-2

 

Olympus Stylus SH-2 digital compact camera : Olympus is proud to introduce the successor model in the Stylus SH line of digital cameras, the Stylus SH-2, featuring a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for remote shooting and...

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 price is set at $399.99. The Stylus camera will be available in April 2014. It will be available in two finishes: silver for a classic camera feel, and black for an elegant monotone look. As soon as we receive a test sample, we...

Mar, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (photographyblog.com)

Olympus SH-2 Review

 

The Olympus SH-2 is a raw-capable compact camera with a 16-megapixel imager and 24x optical zoom. Other highlights include a highly effective 5-axis image stabiliser, a brand new Nightscape Mode, 11.5fps continuous shooting, 120/240fps high-speed...

Back in 2014 when we reviewed the Olympus Stylus SH-1, we really wanted to like that camera. After all, it was a beautifully crafted product with a great feature set, responsive operation and a versatile lens. However, we were somewhat let down by its...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus SH-2 Review

 

In early 2014, Olympus brought its much-praised five-axis image stabilization system to a fixed-lens, compact camera body for the first time with the Stylus SH-1 long-zoom digital camera. A year later, it follows up with the Olympus SH-2, a...

Available from April 2015, the Olympus SH-2 ships in black or silver versions, but unlike the earlier camera, there's no longer a white option available. List pricing is unchanged from that of the SH-1: The Olympus SH-2 will carry a US$400 list when it...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Olympus SH-2 review

 

With raw shooting, a long zoom, manual control and a host of fun features, the SH-2 could be the perfect travel camera

Touchscreen ; Inbuilt Wi-Fi ; Raw format shooting

Fixed screen ; No shutter-priority or aperture-priority modes ; Only two aperture settings in Manual

Overall a nice, fun and pretty capable camera. It's by no means perfect, but if you're looking for something stylish and a little bit quirky for your next holiday, it's worth taking a look. The Olympus SH-2 should find fans amongst those who like the...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

This 24x zoom camera from Olympus is made for the night

 

Photographers of nighttime skies and the poorly lit, Olympus has a new compact camera for you.

Look for the Olympus Stylus SH-2 in April for $399.99. Pricing and availability wasn't available for UK and Australia, but the price converts to roughly £265 and AU$525.

Mar, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-2 Review

 

Reviewed, the Olympus Stylus SH-2 a compact camera with a 24x optical zoom lens, and classic styling, but with modern features like built in Wi-Fi and a 3inch touch screen.

Good colour reproduction ; 2 year warranty ; Dual axis electronic level ; Good battery life ; Effective 5-axis image stabilisation system ; 3inch touch-screen ; Built in Wi-Fi ; Live composite shooting ; Super macro mode

Image quality at the telephoto end disappointing ; Competitors offer more zoom in similar size ; Noise reduces image quality

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 will appeal to those people who are looking for a travel camera that looks more interesting than the usual rectangular black box. The camera has a 3inch touch-screen which should appeal, and the built-in Wi-Fi means you can...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

great little camera

 

Olympus Stylus SH-2 has exceeded my expectations. It is very intuitive to use. Love the styling which is like a 35m Olympus film camera I used to have. Very light, which is exactly what I need for taking on walks/cycle rides. Zoom is good for wildlife....

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Video Noise

 

Just bought this camera for our upcoming trip to mainly record short videos and pictures that I want to upload to my youtube channel for family and friends to follow. I recorded a short video on 1080p setting "Wind Noise = ON" (only mic sensitivity...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Noise reduction: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):380
Battery life (max):1.7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LI-92B
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Built-in processor:TruePic VII
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PRINT Image Matching III, RAW
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Image processor:TruePic VII
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Beach, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset
Self-timer:2,12
Self-timer delay:2,12
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Sunny

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):460000
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 157.5
Flash range (wide):3.94 - 370.1

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Selective Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Normal focusing range:0.1 - ∞ / 4.0 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞ / 4.0 - ∞c
Normal focusing range (tele):0.4 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Super Macro focusing range:0.03 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 4.25
Lens structure:11/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/10
Maximum aperture number:20
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):23.6
Minimum aperture number:3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Optical Zoom:24

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering:SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:37
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory slots:1

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Viewer 3
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16
Sensor Type:BSI CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.8

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Self-timer: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:240
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@60fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV
Video Frame Rate:240
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.67
Height:2.49
Weight:9.56
Width:4.29