Olympus SH-1 Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 16MP BSI-CMOS 1/2.3"-type sensor with 5-axis image stabilization
  • 25-600mm F3-6.9 equivalent lens (24x optical zoom)
  • Up to 11.5 fps for 16 images (16MP) / 20 fps for 60 images (3MP) continuous shooting
  • ISO 125-6400
  • 3-inch fixed touchscreen LCD with 460,000 dots
  • 1080 (60p/60i/30p) HD video (AVCHD/MPEG-4)
  • Program, manual and automatic exposure modes
  • Art filters, Scene modes, time lapse movie, panorama and more
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for sharing and camera control
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot

Product Description

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a compact travel zoom camera featuring a 25-600mm, 24x optical zoom lens, inheriting the style, build, and controls of the PEN system. It promises sharp images throughout the zoom range during stills and video, using Olympus's 5-axis image stabilization system to compensates for camera shake in stills, and a hybrid electronic stabilization system for 1080 60p HD video.

The SH-1 also includes built-in Wi-Fi, synchronizing iOS and Android devices via the manufacturer's Image Share app. The touchscreen LCD allows autofocus area and shutter control.


Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor TruePic VII
ISO Auto, 100-6400
White balance presets 4
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 5-axis (yaw, pitch, roll, up/down, left/right)
Uncompressed format Unknown
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25–600 mm
Optical zoom 24×
Maximum aperture F3.0 - F6.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Normal focus range 10 cm (3.94)
Macro focus range 3 cm (1.18)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Touch screen Yes
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
External flash No
Continuous drive 12 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage included 37MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with smartphone app
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LI-92B lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 380
Weight (inc. batteries) 271 g (0.60 lb / 9.56 oz)
Dimensions 109 x 63 x 42 mm (4.29 x 2.48 x 1.65)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None


User Reviews

  • Roger Bays, Jun 15, 2014 GMT:
    Whistle-blow on faux manual control that has ONLY TWO aperture settings - in auto it has only ONE

    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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  • Henry Falkner, Jul 2, 2014 GMT:
    SH-1 to complement SH-50

    After five months of ownership, the SH-1 is my primary camera - because WB AUTO now presents the current 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 already has survived a couple of rainy ferry trips on an ...

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Questions & Answers


SH-1 transferring photos via wifi

Sorry for a basic newbie question I have just bought an sh-1 and can't seem to find the instructions on how to use wifi to transfer the photos to an ipad any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

Dippingatoe asked
5 months ago


You need to download the Olympus OI share app: http://app.olympus-imaging.com/oishare/ .  I've not used it to upload photos to my phone, but I believe there is a share icon to start the upload. Continue Reading

Michael Meissner answered
5 months ago

Thanks for taking the time to reply. It's much appreciated have installed app, but currently can't seem to make it work. I always get the scanning screen and the only way I can move it is to switch wifi off so then can't move photos. I will have another go tomorrow Continue Reading

Dippingatoe answered
5 months ago


Olympus Stylus SH-1 Art Filters - Key Line?

It appears that the new Olympus Stylus SH-1 does not include the Key Line Art Filter. Can anyone confirm that?

mijakame asked
8 months ago


I don't think anyone cares or would use that filter from the looks of the responses. What advantage does the Key Line Art Filter do for you? Can you show any examples of that filter? Continue Reading

Grobb answered
8 months ago

Been on official olympus website and it seems the sh-1 only has 7 art filters.  Down from 11 in the sz2.   Key line seems to have been dropped.  Shame, it was a nice one. Continue Reading

ludwik123 answered
8 months ago
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