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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1

Portability
81
Imaging
63
Features
83
Overall
71
Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV front
 
Olympus Stylus SH-1 front
Portability
88
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 Key Specs

Olympus E-M10 IV
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 383g - 122 x 84 x 49mm
  • Introduced August 2020
  • Replaced the Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus SH-1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 271g - 109 x 63 x 42mm
  • Launched March 2014
  • New Model is Olympus SH-2
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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and they are both sold by Olympus. There is a sizeable difference among the resolutions of the E-M10 IV (20MP) and SH-1 (16MP) and the E-M10 IV (Four Thirds) and SH-1 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor dimensions.

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The E-M10 IV was revealed 6 years later than the SH-1 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus E-M10 IV being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus SH-1 being a Compact camera.

Before diving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick view of how the E-M10 IV matches up versus the SH-1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 IV over the Olympus SH-1

 E-M10 IV SH-1 
LaunchedAugust 2020March 2014Fresher by 78 months
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k460kSharper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus SH-1 over the Olympus E-M10 IV

 SH-1 E-M10 IV 

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 IV and Olympus SH-1

 E-M10 IV SH-1 
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and size. The Olympus E-M10 IV has got external measurements of 122mm x 84mm x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs) whilst the Olympus SH-1 has specifications of 109mm x 63mm x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7") with a weight of 271 grams (0.60 lbs).

Check out the Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is a front view sizing comparison of the E-M10 IV vs the SH-1.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the E-M10 IV and SH-1 is 81 and 88 respectively.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to see the gap in sensor sizing just by researching a spec sheet. The photograph underneath may give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the E-M10 IV and SH-1.

As you can see, both of those cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The E-M10 IV using its bigger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Olympus E-M10 IV will result in greater detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The newer E-M10 IV is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Portrait photography info
Olympus SH-1 Portrait photography info
77
focusing manually
MP count good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detect focus
saves RAW formats
37
MP count good (16MP)
includes face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Street photography highlights
Olympus SH-1 Street photography highlights
84
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
comes with focus via touch
very good ISO range (25,600)
64
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has touch to focus
lighter than competition in class (271 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Sports photography details
Olympus SH-1 Sports photography details
73
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
has no phase detect auto focus
51
long zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
great battery pack (380 shots)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV as a Travel photography camera
Olympus SH-1 as a Travel photography camera
85
supports bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
MP count good (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
74
great battery pack (380 shots)
lighter than competition in class (271g)
has touch to focus
MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
long reach (600mm)
does not offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus E-M10 IV
Landscape photography with Olympus SH-1
83
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
49
quite wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
great battery pack (380 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M10 IV Vlogging features
Olympus SH-1 Vlogging features
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does not have mic port
37
quite wide (25mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone support
lighter than competition in class (271g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Olympus E-M10 IV vs Olympus SH-1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 IV and Olympus SH-1
 Olympus OM-D E-M10 IVOlympus Stylus SH-1
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Olympus Stylus SH-1
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2020-08-04 2014-03-31
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VIII TruePic VII
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.4 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 226.2mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 121 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-600mm (24.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.0-6.9
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,040k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 8.7 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.20 m (at ISO 200) -
Flash settings Redeye, fill-in, off, redeye slow-sync (1st-curtain), slow sync (1st-curtain), slow sync (2nd-curtain), manual -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 383g (0.84 lb) 271g (0.60 lb)
Physical dimensions 122 x 84 x 49mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9") 109 x 63 x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 360 photographs 380 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BLS-50 LI-92B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $699 $349