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Olympus SH-50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Olympus SH-50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the focus and viewfinder.

performance, portability, usability, zoom, image quality

flash, viewfinder, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SH-50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SH-50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Olympus SH-50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the screen. Many are less positive about the focus and viewfinder.

performance, portability, usability, zoom, image quality

flash, viewfinder, focus

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

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

Olympus SH-50 iHS Review

 

The Olympus Stylus SH-50 is a powerful and versatile compact digicam, designed for the person looking for the best balance between still images and videos. Great features, quality and performance make this a must see camera for the price. Read more in...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Image stabilization is more than enough to support the full 24x optical zoom ; 24x optical zoom is incredibly versatile ; Overall...

Camera can be hard to operate with 2 hands when flash is popped up ; Some noise in all images / Normal with most 16-Megapixel image sensors ; Flash is weak at low ISO levels ; No external audio input

The Olympus Stylus SH-50 is a powerful and versatile compact digicam, designed for the person looking for the best balance between still images and videos. Great features, quality and performance make this a must see camera for the price. Read more in our

Aug, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Olympus SH-50 Review

 

The Olympus Stylus SH-50 is a high performance digital compact camera that's packed full of tech. If the 24x optical zoom, FullHD video recording and touch screen shooting aren't enough, the SH-50 is the first of its kind to feature the 5-axis image...

The Olympus SH-50 is like a breath of fresh air for digital compact cameras at this price point. It's perfect for the tech-savvy thanks to the 3-axis image stabiliser that has come straight from DSLR waters. Not only does it provide the camera with a...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-50 Review

 

Olympus SH 50 comes with an impressive 5-axis image stabilisation for video in a compact form factor. But will that be enough? Let's find out

Olympus SH-50’s main draw is its video functionality and the 5-axis image stabilisation which gives steady videos. But we wish we could say the same about the image quality. At an MRP of Rs 22,999, it is difficult to recommend the camera for its...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus Stylus SH-50 review

 

Dependable image quality, fast performance and lots of useful video-centric features

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Techtree (techtree.com)

Review: Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

 

Ultra Slow-mo video capture; Decent low-light shots; 24X optical zoom with IS

Wi-Fi support only via Eye-Fi cards; Macro images lack detail; Over-saturtation of images

After taking the XZ-10 out for a spin, the SH-50 comes across as a breath of fresh air. There is very little to complain about as far as features and ease of use is concerned, as it manages that quite well. However, the touchscreen continues to be a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : terry (dpexpert.com.au)

REVIEW—OLYMPUS STYLUS SH-50compact camera]

 

This 16mp compact camera has a 25–600mm (film equivalent) lens with dual image stabilisation for stills and multi axis stabilisation for movies. The attractive body with metal and (faux) leather touches feels solid and comfortable. There is limited...

Noise reduction is aggressive, even at low ISO settings, but it is well managed. We made A3 prints of surprisingly decent quality ; DISLIKE: Saturated reds need to be approached with care. Turning off Shadow Adjust in the menu made reds more realistic,...

Saturated reds need to be approached with care. Turning off Shadow Adjust in the menu made reds more realistic, particularly if the exposure compensation is taken down a stop or two ; VERDICT: Assessing a camera can be done either by comparing it with...

Assessing a camera can be done either by comparing it with the best or by rating its features against its likely user. Compared with the best cameras this one is mediocre. But then so is the price. And, as we have said many times, you get what you pay...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Olympus Stylus SH-50 Review

 

The Olympus SH-50 was announced at CES in January 2013. It has a 24x optical zoom lens and multiple-axis image stabilisation for both images and videos. It is available in black, silver and white for £249.99.

Full 1080p HD video recording, 3cm close focusing distance is good for macro shots, Excellent image stabilisation, Full manual controls, 11 fps continuous shooting, Solid, well-built metal body, Screen has an excellent resolution, Good detail in panoramas

No RAW shooting, No built-in Wi-Fi, Images are soft in the corners

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Great little camera

 

I purchased this camera mainly for the 5-axis video stabilization and I was not disappointed. The camera seems to be floating through the air when taking videos while on the move. Another great feature which I like is the ability to just touch the...

Camera Design ; Long zoom ; Video Stabilization

Audio From Camera Weak ; Cover Over Usb Flimsy

Jul, 2013

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