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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H

Portability
72
Imaging
33
Features
32
Overall
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Olympus SP-565UZ front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H front
Portability
52
Imaging
76
Features
87
Overall
80

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H Key Specs

Olympus SP-565UZ
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
  • Released January 2009
Panasonic S1H
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Boost to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 5952 x 3988 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1052g - 151 x 114 x 110mm
  • Released August 2019
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H Overview

In this write-up, we will be contrasting the Olympus SP-565UZ and Panasonic S1H, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by rivals Olympus and Panasonic. There is a crucial difference between the resolutions of the SP-565UZ (10MP) and S1H (24MP) and the SP-565UZ (1/2.3") and S1H (Full frame) enjoy different sensor sizing.

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The SP-565UZ was brought out 11 years earlier than the S1H and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Olympus SP-565UZ being a Compact camera and the Panasonic S1H being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief summary of how the SP-565UZ matches up vs the S1H in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-565UZ over the Panasonic S1H

 SP-565UZ S1H 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S1H over the Olympus SP-565UZ

 S1H SP-565UZ 
ReleasedAugust 2019January 2009Fresher by 129 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen sizing3.2"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.7")
Screen resolution2330k230kSharper screen (+2100k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus SP-565UZ and Panasonic S1H

 SP-565UZ S1H 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera often, you should factor its weight and volume. The Olympus SP-565UZ has got exterior measurements of 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs) and the Panasonic S1H has sizing of 151mm x 114mm x 110mm (5.9" x 4.5" x 4.3") having a weight of 1052 grams (2.32 lbs).

Check out the Olympus SP-565UZ and Panasonic S1H in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are using during that time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the SP-565UZ compared to the S1H.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the SP-565UZ and S1H is 72 and 52 respectively.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing just by looking at technical specs. The visual here will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the SP-565UZ and S1H.

As you have seen, both of those cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The SP-565UZ featuring a tinier sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF tougher and the Panasonic S1H will give greater detail having its extra 14 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The older SP-565UZ is going to be behind in sensor tech.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic S1H as a Portrait photography camera
39
has manual focus
delivers RAW formats
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
85
manual focus
great flash sync speed (1/320s)
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Street photography camera
Panasonic S1H as a Street photography camera
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
69
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
supports focus by touch
environment proof
great ISO range (51,200)
heavier than competition (1,052g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic S1H as a Sports photography camera
33
incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
max fps very slow (1.0 frames per second)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet shooting (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
terrible battery (400 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Travel photography features
Panasonic S1H Travel photography features
52
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
long reach (520mm)
missing Timelapse mode
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
64
environment proof
supports bluetooth
supports focus by touch
good MP (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
terrible battery (400 CIPA)
heavier than competition (1,052 grams)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Landscape photography factors
Panasonic S1H Landscape photography factors
40
has manual focus
reasonably wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.5 inch)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
missing Timelapse mode
81
manual focus
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
great ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
2 card slots
terrible battery (400 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Vlogging advice
Panasonic S1H Vlogging advice
24
reasonably wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone support
70
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focus
video res high (5952 x 3988 resolution)
comes with mic support
heavier than competition (1,052g)
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Panasonic S1H Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-565UZ and Panasonic S1H
 Olympus SP-565UZPanasonic Lumix DC-S1H
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus SP-565UZ Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Pro Mirrorless
Released 2009-01-15 2019-08-28
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 6400 51200
Maximum boosted ISO - 204800
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW pictures
Lowest boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 143 225
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Leica L
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 -
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Total lenses - 30
Focal length multiplier 5.9 1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 2.5" 3.2"
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 2,330 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 5,760 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.78x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 1 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed - 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 6.40 m (ISO 200) no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/320 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 @ 30 fps/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps/15 fps 5952 x 3988 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 640x480 5952x3988
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 413 gr (0.91 lbs) 1052 gr (2.32 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 84 x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") 151 x 114 x 110mm (5.9" x 4.5" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 30 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 18.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 68 not tested
Other
Battery life - 400 images
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type xD Picture Card, Internal Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Card slots One 2
Retail cost $400 $3,998