STYLE AND SUBSTANCE.
Don’t let the SH-1’s stylish looks fool you. Underneath its retro-cool exterior, this camera is a beast. It’s the world’s first compact* with 5-axis image stabilization for both video and stills. It’s got built-in WiFi, advanced video capabilities, multiple control options and numerous intelligent shooting modes. Basically, it’s your next great camera.EXPLORE FEATURES
HONORING THE LEGACY
Photography geeks revere the Olympus PEN series, which celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2014. The SH-1 extends this legacy of classic design with textured synthetic leather, brushed aluminum accents, and ergonomic grips and control placement. The premium build is matched by the camera’s muscular 24x wide-angle optical zoom (25-600mm equivalent). Mr. Yoshihisa Maitani would no doubt be proud.SEE FULL SPECS
ACCESSORIZE YOUR SH-1
A camera as good-looking as the SH-1 deserves a little extra protection. That’s why we offer attractive leather body jackets and camera cases; these sturdy accessories will keep your SH-1 safe and secure as you travel from one photo opp to another. Add a neck strap and you’ll be ready to shoot at a moment’s notice.
LOOK INTO THE POSSIBILITIES
A Camera as revolutionary as you
Sharpen Your Focus
The SH-1 is the world’s first compact camera* with 5-axis image stabilization for still photographs as well as video, technology adapted from Olympus’s acclaimed OM-D series. In video mode, IS performance is superior to that of a digital camcorder. Combine this feature with the SH-1’s wide-angle 24x zoom and you can shoot blur-free from any distance.LEARN MORE
With WiFi built right in, the SH-1 is designed to complement your digital lifestyle. Download the free Olympus Image Share app to your smart device and share photo and movie files with a press of a button. You can also control and operate the camera remotely, geotag photos, and apply custom signatures, Art Filters and stamps.LEARN MORE
Advanced Video Capabilities
The SH-1 shoots Full HD 60p video for smoother action sequences and high-speed footage you can replay in frame-by-frame super-slow motion. Photo & Movie Capture allows you to simultaneously capture full-res still photos while recording HD video. Time-Lapse Movie compresses up to five hours of action into a 20-second movie. All you need is the director’s chair!LEARN MORE
YOU ARE IN CONTROL
Designed to accommodate every shooting style, the SH-1 puts you in complete control. Hands-on types can customize settings (ISO, shutter speed, aperture) in Manual Mode, and use Live Guide to adjust color and brightness on the fly. Touchscreen controls make it easy to select autofocus points and trip the shutter, and a built-in electronic Level Gauge ensures perfectly aligned results.LEARN MORE
FLEX YOUR CREATIVITY
When you want to go beyond basic snapshots, the SH-1 is ready. Continuous shooting (11fps)…interval shooting (up to 99 shots)…Backlight HDR (multiple images automatically combined for optimal brightness)… Hand-Held Starlight mode (sharp night scenes, no tripod required)…Panorama mode (easy panning)…Photo Story and Art Filters. Yikes! The only challenge is figuring out which creative tool to use.
24x Optical Zoom + 2x Super Resolution Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
4.5 - 108mm (35mm equivalent: 25 - 600mm)
Wide: f3.0 – f8.7
Tele: f6.9 – f20.0
Focus Range/Working Distance
Wide: 3.9in/10cm to infinity;
Tele: 15.7in/40cm to infinity;
Super Macro Mode: 1.2in/3cm to infinity, focal length fixed to 25mm (equiv)
16 Megapixel – BSI CMOS 1/2.3”
5-axis sensor-shift (suppresses 5 types of movements: yaw/pitch/roll/up&down/left&right)
iHS (Intelligent High-Speed/High-Sensitivity) Equipped
ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, AUTO, HIGH
Auto, One-touch, Cloudy, Sunny, Incandescent, Fluorescent
1/4 - 1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 sec; Manual Mode: Longest 30 sec)
Face Detection AF, AF Tracking, Selective AF area (via the touchscreen), AF Lock
Built-in AF Illuminator
Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Angular blur (yaw, pitch)
Pitch refers to forward or rearward camera movement with respect to the X axis (horizontal), and yaw refers to right and left camera movement with respect to the Y axis (vertical). This tends to occur easily during telephoto shooting.
This is blur that occurs when the camera rotates clockwise or counterclockwise centered on the lens. This type of blurring tends to occur often on compact cameras that are lightweight compared to DSLRs and that are often held with a single hand.
This type of blurring occurs when the camera moves vertically (Y axis) or horizontally (X axis). This tends to occur easily during macro shooting.
The built-in Wireless LAN and free Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app enable you to:
1) Easily share files (JPEG/MOV) to your smart devices,
2) Geotag photos with GPS location information,
3) Remotely operate the zoom, activate the self-timer, adjust white balance and exposure (ISO, shutter speed, aperture), select the shooting and drive modes, select the AF area, and trip the shutter, all from your smart device.
4) Apply custom signatures and Art Filters to photos taken and stamps to Photo Story photos.
ADVANCED VIDEO CAPABILITIES
1. Photo & Movie Capture, 2. 60p Movie, 3. High-Speed Movie, 4. Time-Lapse Movie
Photo & Movie Capture
Allows you to record video and capture photos in full resolution simultaneously without interruption.
Allows you to compress up to 5 hours of action into a 20 second time lapse movie.
Resolution and Recording Speeds
1080 60p, 1080p, 720p, VGA, Time-Lapse Movie (1080p, 720p, VGA),
High Speed 120fps (1280x720), High Speed 240fps (432x324),
*When shooting 1080 60p/1080p/720p movies, use SDHC class6 (speed class)/SDXC class6 or higher for best results.
Movie Playback Edit Effects
1. In-Movie Image Capture (captures pictures from the movie file),
2. Movie Trimming (erases unnecessary segments from the movie file)
Video File Format
CREATIVITY MADE EASY
11.5fps / 16 images (16M); 2.5fps / 200 images (16M);
20fps / 60 images (3M); 60fps / 60 images (3M)
2 sec, 12 sec, Custom Self-Timer (1-30 sec start timer, 1-10 pictures, 1-3 sec interval)
1-99 frames, 0-60 min start timer, 10sec-60min interval time
Mode Dial: Intelligent Auto (iAUTO), Program Auto (P), Manual (M), Art Filters (11), Scene Modes (16), Hand-Held Starlight, Panorama, Photo Story, Advanced Movie
Advance Movie Modes: 1. Photo & Movie Capture, 2. 60p Movie, 3. High-Speed Movie, 4. Time-Lapse Movie
Scene Modes: 1. Portrait, 2. e-Portrait, 3. Landscape, 4. Interval Shooting, 5. Night Scene, 6. Night + Portrait, 7. Sport, 8. Indoor, 9. Self Portrait, 10. Sunset, 11. Fireworks, 12. Cuisine, 13. Documents, 14. Beach & Snow, 15. Super Macro, 16. Backlight HDR
Art Filters: 1. Pop Art, 2. Soft Focus, 3. Pale & Light Color, 4. Grainy Film, 5. Pin Hole, 6. Diorama, 7. Dramatic Tone, 8. Fish Eye, 9. Sparkle, 10. Reflection, 11. Fragmented
Picture Modes: Vivid, Natural, Muted
Allows you to intuitively pan the camera across the scene; standard and full 360° views are available.
Still Image Playback Edit Effects
1. Resize, 2. Crop, 3. Audio Clip (Record 4 sec audio to image file), 4. Red Eye Fix, 5. Shadow Adjustment, 7. Rotate Image, 8. e-Portrait (smoothes skin tone to view on HDTV)
YOU’RE IN CONTROL
Allows you to preview and customize ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed settings.
Allows you to preview and adjust Color Saturation, Color Tone and Brightness via touch sliders.
Electronic gauge for horizontal and vertical leveling, resulting in perfectly aligned photos.
Rear Monitor Size (Aspect Ratio)
Rear Monitor Resolution and Type
460K Dots LCD Touchscreen
Still Image File Format
Removable Media Card
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Multi-terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type D
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese, Japanese
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-92B)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
380 shots; 108 minutes continuous video shooting
4.3” W x 2.5” H x 1.7” D (108.8mm W ｘ 63.2mm H ｘ 42.4mm D)
SH-1 Digital Camera
LI-92B Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
USB Cable (CB-USB8)
AC Adapter (F-2AC)
Quick Start Guide
CD-ROM with Instruction Manual and Olympus Viewer 3 Software
Worldwide Warranty Card
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Customer Reviews of the SH-1
January 19, 2015
Great overall with a small gripe
Not that this is important, but it didn't allow me to give it a five, in auto mode, the flash sometimes will not fire, even in what I see as very low light, but does come out ok without it, just a little white balance issue sometimes but I seldom use the flash. I don't know what all the talk about image quality is (must be issues with their particular cameras) but I have printed to 8X10 and everything is tack sharp. Sure you can see some artifacts at 100%crop on a computer, but this is not a 4k dollar DSLR. The movie capability is awesome, and the zoom is great, with clarity throughout. Definitely a keeper.
October 15, 2014
After reading the write-up, especially on stabilization, and using it for about two months in various conditions I was disappointed in sharpness and clarity in comparison with similar types.
October 15, 2014
I took my new SH-1 on an African Safari. Image quality and zoom were outstanding. The Wi-Fi download worked fine. Only glitch I had was camera taking unintended photos when touch screen bumped my chest while on neck strap.
May 25, 2014
Could have been great!
Excellent build quality. Great battery life. Easy wifi connection. A fast camera with nice shot to shot times. Very good image stabilization. Everything I wanted with one exception.
Where does it fail? IMAGE QUALITY. It's terrible. Way too much jpeg or noise compression artifact. Images look like they are smeared. I'm sorry, but other cameras with this size sensor produce MUCH better IQ.
If they would fix the image quality issue, maybe through a firmware update if possible, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat!.
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