Olympus Stylus SH-1 says bye-bye to blur

olympus stylus sh-1The Olympus Stylus SH–1 is one of the first compact cameras to come with five-axis optical image stabilisation (OIS) to cut out those pesky blurred pics.

Most compact cameras suffer from movement around the lens. That is largely caused by the weight of the lens on the front of the much smaller body. They also suffer from side-to-side shake due to their size – an issue that becomes very apparent when taking macro shots.

Where most compact cameras will only correct for yaw and pitch movement the SH-1 apparently fixes blur on all five planes of movement. It isn’t just photos that benefit – its HD video also is helped by the OIS. The company said the SH–1 is able to correct images using the OIS at up to 240fps.

In addition to the five axis OIS, the Olympus SH–1 comes with a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and the same TruePic VII processor found in its OM-D series. As for the lens, it comes with a 25mm–600mm 24x optical zoom.

The Olympus SH–1 also comes with auto settings including seven art filters, interval shooting, photo story and smart panorama. For those who want more control over their pictures, it’s also possible to turn on a full manual mode.

The SH-1 features a Wi-Fi share button for sending snaps and videos to other devices. Using the OI.Share app, the camera can send photos and videos directly to smartphones. This can also be used to make the mobile a remote control for the camera. The SH-1 has a 3-inch, 460k dots LCD touch display with protective panel.

The UK price is £350, it will be available from the end of April.

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