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Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
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Summary: A 16-megapixel camera from Olympus with a 2.9-inch LCD, and  24x optical zoom.
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Type: Superzoom digital cameras
About - Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
The Stylus SH-50 iHS is a 16-megapixel camera with 24x optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25mm-600mm. It has a 2.9-inch LCD (460,000 pixels) and includes touchscreen capability.

Because of its long zoom lens, we consider this model a superzoom camera.

The Stylus SH-50 iHS stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and has 39.3MB of on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG files at a top resolution of 4608 x 3456 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 60i/fps.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.

The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.

The Stylus SH-50 iHS measures 4.4 inches wide by 2.5 inches high by 1.7 inches deep, and weighs 10 ounces (with battery, memory card, and strap).
About This Brand

Olympus budget series compacts emphasize simple operation. High-end SP models have featured very long zooms.  Select "Tough" subcompacts claim to be water-resistant, waterproof, shockproof, and crushproof. Olympus has Pen series models that are based on micro four-thirds sensor technology. This type of camera combines key SLR features—a large image sensor and interchangeable lenses—with the smaller size and weight of a point-and-shoot. Olympus produces several E-series SLRs, and offers a wide range of lenses.

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Features & Specs - Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
info Maximum aperture 3
info Shutter speed range 1/4 - 1/2000
info Optical zoom 24
info 35mm equivalent zoom ratio 25-600
info LCD size (in.) 2.9
info AA batteries No
info Viewfinder No
info Manual controls No
info Manual focus No
info Macro focus Yes
info Touch screen Yes
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User Reviews - Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Love this camera
Easy To Hold And Shoot
Easy to Use
Good Battery Life
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Small / Compact
Videos More Stable
No Viewfinder
Best Uses
Indoors/Low Light
Wildlife photos
I have a lot of deer on my land and I love to video them. This camera doesn't show how much I shake while recording them. I compared the video I took with my canon sx210 and the difference is incredible! The photos I get of eagles, dear and humming birds are beautiful. I dropped my canon in a brook taking photos in the winter and reluctantly decided to replace it with this one. I have no regrets! Highly recommend it!!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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