Olympus is Keeping it Simple with the Stylus SH-2

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Olympus is slated to release the Stylus SH-2, its successor to the Stylus SH-1. Like the SH-1 before it, the SH-2 something of a compact superzoom wunderkind with its 24x optical zoom, which is a 35mm-equivalent 25-600mm focal range. It also comes with 5-axis image stabilization, a function that lit up the blogosphere when the Sony a7II was on the rise, the SH-1 has the OMD-EM1 as its basis for that. It has a 16MP 1/2.3″ sensor as well as built-in wi-fi and HD video. On paper at least, it looks like it’ll be a swell choice for enthusiasts, travelers and street shooters.

It’s a premium compact for a not-so-premium price at $399.99. It will be available in black and silver in April. Head on for a full spec list and image samples.

Model Model Name SH-2
Outline 24x wide, 16M CMOS, 3.0-HVGA, VCM-IS, WiFi, PhotoStory, OIShare2.5
CCD/CMOS Type CMOS
Size 1/2.3
Total pixels 16.8 Mpixel(4776×3516=16,792,416)
CIPA public 16M
Filter RGB
Sensitivity ISO 125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/AUTO/HIGH
Engine Internal memory (for shooting) 37MB
Operation Power switch Yes
Mode dial Yes (iAUTO / P / M / SCN / ART / Panorama / Photo Story / Advanced Movie / Nightscape )
Jog dial No
Control ring No
4-arrow key Yes
Tap-control No
Direct button 5 (PLAY, Movie, OK, Menu, INFO)
Illuminated button No
LED 2 (Status, Self/AF illuminator)
IR Remote control No
Sound Microphone Yes (Stereo)
Speaker Yes
PCV No
Lens Unit Lens Configuration 11 lenses in 10 groups
Aspherical lens (3/6)
ED lens 3
Coating Multi coating
Filter diameter No
Focal length 4.5-108mm
Focal length equivalent to 35mm 25-600mm
Optical Zoom Still 24x
Movie 24x
Digital Zoom Still 4x
Movie 4x
Fine Yes
SuperResolution Zoom Still Yes(2x)
Movie Yes(2x)
Working Distance Nomal W:0.10m-∞/T:0.40m-∞
Macro No
Super Macro 0.03m-∞ f=11.9mm (focal length fixed)
Fno Wide 3.0/8.7
Tele 6.9/20
Lens barrier Yes
Shutter speed Auto: 1/4-1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 Sec, Manual Mode: Longest 30 Sec)
ND Filter Yes
Design Body type Aluminium
Monitor Type LCD
Size 3.0
Aspect ratio 3:2
Dots 460000
Touch Yes (Resistive)
LCD back light boost No
Brightness adjustment ±2steps
Protection panel Yes
Technology iHS Yes
iAUTO 12SS+ version
Beauty mode No (e-Portrait)
Still Image Shooting Recording Exif Exif2.3
Compression method JPEG
PIM PIM3
Self-timer 12/2seconds/Custom self shutter
Image stabilizer Method CMOS Shift 5-axis
Gyro
Focus AF CMOS contrast detection
AF method Single
AF mode Face Detect iESP/Spot/Tracking
MF No
AF lock Yes
Selective AF area Yes (Touch Panel)
AF illuminator Yes
Enlarged focusing area No
Predictive AF No
AF Tracking Yes
Exposure Exposure type ESP/Spot
multi No
AE lock No
Exposure area selection No
Histogram in shooting mode Yes
Histogram target move in histogram No
Exposure compensation ±2EV (Step:1/3)
Face detection Yes (up to 8)
Pet detection No
Face detection perfect shot No
Shadow adjustment technology Yes
Image quality mode RAW Yes
JPEG 16M(4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1) 8M(4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1) 3M(4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1)   VGA(4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1)
White balance Auto Yes
One-touch Yes
Shadow No
Cloudy Yes
Sunny Yes
Evening sun No
Incandescent Yes
Fluorescent1 Yes
Fluorescent2 No
Fluorescent3 No
Fluorescent4 No
Underwater No
Quality compensation Sharpness No
Contrast No
Saturation No
Tint No
Noise reduction Yes (Night Scene, Sunset, Fire Works, Manual Mode, LiveComposite, TimeLapseMovie)
Image processor TruePic Yes VII
White balance adjustment No
Distortion compensation Yes
Picture Mode Vivid, Natural, Muted, Fish Eye, Sparkle*, Reflection, Fragmented*, Pop Art, Soft Focus,Pale&Light Color, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone
*:Still image only
Sequential shooting Recording method Approx. 2.5 fps / 200 images (16M) Approx. 11.5 fps / 16 images (16M)   Approx. 20 fps /60 images (3M) Approx. 60 fps / 60 images (3M)
AF sequential shooting No
AE Bracket No
AF Bracket No
WB Bracket No
Interval shooting Yes
Virtual mode dial No
Scene select SCN 1.PORTRAIT 2.ePORTRAIT 3.LANDSCAPE   4.INTERVAL SHOOTING   5.SPORT 6.INDOOR 7.SELF PORTRAIT 8.SUNSET   9.CUISINE 10.DOCUMENTS 11.BEACH & SNOW 12.SMACRO   13.BACKLIGHT HDR NIGHT CAPTURE 14.NIGHT+PORTRAIT 15.NIGHT SCENE 16.FIREWORKS 17.HANDHELD STAR LIGHT 18.LIVE COMPOSITE
Magic filter 1.POP ART 2.SOFT FOCUS 3.PALE & LIGHT COLOR 4.GRAINY FILM 5.PIN HOLE   6.DIORAMA 7.DRAMATIC TONE
Photo Story Yes
My mode (Custom mode) No
Panorama (By software) No
Panorama (By in-camera) Yes (Smart Panorama)
Flame assist Yes
3D Photos No
LiveGuide Yes
Date imprint Yes
Adding sound to still pictures Yes
Movie Movie Recording method MOV/H.264
Image Mode 1080 60p, 1080p, 720p, VGA, HS120fps, HS240fps   *When shooting 1080 60p/1080p/720p movies,Use SDHCclass6(speed class)/SDXCclass6 or higher. *High-Speed Movie Size   HS120fps: 1280×720   HS240fps: 432×324 *Time-Lapse Movie Size 1080p, 720p, VGA
Time of recording movies 1080 60p, 1080p, 720p:continuously up to 29 min. or up to 4GB others: up to 4GB HS120fps: continuously up to 20sec HS240fps: continuously up to 20sec
Image stabilizer Method Hybrid (CMOS Shift + Digital) 5 axis
Gyro
AF Voice on Yes
Voice off Yes
Zoom Voice on Yes(optical zoom/digital zoom)
Voice off Yes(optical zoom/digital zoom)
Sound Recording System Linear PCM
MultiRecording Photo & Movie Capture *Still: 12 images (max 16M) in 1 movie
Magic Filter Movie 1.POP ART
2.SOFT FOCUS
3.PALE & LIGHT COLOR
4.GRAINY FILM
5.PIN HOLE
6.DIORAMA
7.DRAMATIC TONE
Still Image Playback Play mode Single/Index-view/Enlargement/Slide-show
Index No. of Index 4×4
Slide Show No. of types 1
Type Normal
Rotation Yes
Protect Yes
Histogram Yes
Voice Playback Yes
Still Image Edit Edit Black & white No
Sepia No
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
RAW data edit No
Adjustment Redeye fix Yes
Shadow adjustment Yes
Beauty Make up No (e-Portrait)
Movie playback Still/Frame by frame Yes
FF/RW Yes
Index Play Yes
Enlarged playback No
Voice Playback Yes
Movie Edit Movie edit Yes
Still Image cropping Yes
Index No
Clock No. of clock design 1
Alarm No
Dual time Yes (WorldTime)
DPOF Function Date Yes
Index No
Cropping No
USB I/F Mass storage class Yes
Standard USB2.0 High-Speed
Bus power No
SDK No
MTP Yes
PictBridge Yes
PictBridge Easy Print Yes
Storage Media Type SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (supported for UHS-I speedclass)   Internal Memory
Media capacity 128MB-128GB
Copy between cards No
Internal memory backup Yes
Flash Gno 4.4(Typ.)
Type Built-in
Flash worlking range W:0.3m-8.3m (ISO3200) T:0.4m-3.6m (ISO3200)
Mode Auto/Red-Eye Reduction/Fill-in/OFF
Flash compensation No
Slave mode(No pre-flash) No
External flash No
Others Demo Mode No
Language 39 Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese(For Euro), 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,Portuguese(For BR)
Firmware update Yes
Activation/ending screen Yes
Operation Sound Yes
Shutter Sound Setting 1, 2, 3 and OFF
Beep Sound Yes
Customize Custom button No
My mode No
Reset Yes
All reset Yes (Secret Mode)
Help Guide In-camera Help Guide Yes
Guide Shooting No
In-camera Manual No
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Pic Orientation Yes
HDMI Yes
HDMI CEC Yes
HDMI 3D No
SNS upload Yes
Favorite No
Pixel Mapping Yes
IF Type(multi-terminal) 12pin multi
DC jack multi-terminal
USB multi-terminal
A/VorV multi-terminal
HDMI Yes (TypeD)
USB release cable Yes
Hot shoe No
Remote cable No
External microphone No
Accessory port No
DCcoupler Yes BPC-14
Eye-Fi Card Compatible Yes
Ir Simple No
LED illuminator No
GPS No
Electronic Compass No
Wi-Fi Yes
Level Gauge No
Dimension(W*H*D)mm W108.8mm x H63.2mm x D42.4mm
Weight(g) 271g
Battery Size LI-92B
Type Li-ion Battery
Internal Charging Correspondence Yes
Time 4.5h
Hi-Speed Charging Correspondence Yes
Time 3h
Backup 3 Days
Bundled items Camera case No
Strap Yes (Shoulder Strap)
Remote control No
Cable USB Yes (CB-USB8)
AV No
Battery Yes
AC adapter Yes (F-2AC)
Charger No
Cradle No
Lens cap No
Card No
Red&Cyan glasses No
Accessory Underwater housing No
Adapter ring No
Tele converter No
Wide converter No
Fish eye converter No
AC adapter F-3AC
Remote Cable RM-UC1
LED Light Guide No
OS Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS OS X v10.5~v10.10
Operation time Shutter time lag 170ms
2nd shutter time lag 45ms
1st shutter time lag 147ms
Starting time(Image view) 1000ms
Starting time (When shooting) 1250ms
Shooting interval 410ms
Recording time 1.70s
Battery life CIPA DC-002 MP 380shot
Movie (continuous shooting time) 108minutes
Movie (time of actual use) 74minutes
CCD/CMOS Pixel pitch 1.34μm
Recording pixels 4608×3456
Effective pixels CIPA theoretical value 16,008,288 (=4,624×3,462)
Optical filter IR cut filter Yes
UV cut filter Yes
Engine SDRAM(MB) 256MBx2
NOR-type flash memory (MB) No
NAND-type flash memory (MB) 128MB
Still Image Shooting Shading compensation Brightness Yes
Color Yes

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