Olympus goes retro again for Stylus SH-1 PEN style compact

Olympus Stylus SH-1
Olympus has opted for another retro design for its latest compact camera, the SH-1

The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has been announced, bringing the same retro-styling as the company's PEN range.

The Stylus SH-1 is the world's only digital compact camera to feature 5-axis optical image stabilisation for both stills and full HD videos and features a leather-look grip and metal body, with plenty of dials and buttons for quick handling.

Aside from classic looks, the SH-1 features a 24x optical zoom, which offers an equivalent of 25mm to 600mm (in 35mm terms) and a 16 million-pixel sensor. Other specifications include a three-inch touchscreen and inbuilt Wi-Fi.

The Olympus SH-1 price will be £349.99 or around US$583/AU$630, and it should be available from the end of April.

One more thing

Olympus also announced a new camera to sit at the top of its rugged line-up with the TG-3 including a 4x optical zoom lens, with a wide maximum aperture of f/2.0 at its widest point.

The camera also features the same TruePic VII image processor as found in Olympus' high-end OM-D E-M1 interchangeable lens camera.

In another first, the camera includes the world's first-ever macro mode to feature four settings in one. Advanced Super Macro Mode comprises of a range of functions designed to get the best close-up shots.

Its tough credentials include shockproofing from 2.1 metres, up to 100kg crushproofing, freezeproofing down to -10 degrees and waterproof to a depth of 15 metres.

The Olympus TG-3 price will also be £349.99 (US$583/AU$630), and it will be available from June.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.