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Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Olympus Stylus 7000 front
 
Olympus Stylus SH-2 front
Portability
88
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 Key Specs

Olympus 7000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-260mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 172g - 96 x 56 x 25mm
  • Announced January 2009
  • Other Name is mju 7000
Olympus SH-2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 271g - 109 x 63 x 42mm
  • Introduced March 2015
  • Earlier Model is Olympus SH-1
  • Replacement is Olympus SH-3
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Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are sold by Olympus. There is a noticeable difference between the image resolutions of the 7000 (12MP) and SH-2 (16MP) but they use the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The 7000 was brought out 7 years earlier than the SH-2 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving in to a full comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the 7000 scores versus the SH-2 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 7000 over the Olympus SH-2

 7000 SH-2 

Reasons to pick Olympus SH-2 over the Olympus 7000

 SH-2 7000 
IntroducedMarch 2015January 2009More recent by 75 months
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus 7000 and Olympus SH-2

 7000 SH-2 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to lug around your camera regularly, you need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Olympus 7000 has got exterior measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") along with a weight of 172 grams (0.38 lbs) whilst the Olympus SH-2 has dimensions of 109mm x 63mm x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7") with a weight of 271 grams (0.60 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you select at that moment. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the 7000 compared to the SH-2.

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the 7000 and SH-2 is 94 and 88 respectively.

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to envision the contrast between sensor measurements simply by checking specifications. The graphic here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the 7000 and SH-2.

To sum up, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Olympus SH-2 to give extra detail having its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos a little more aggressively. The older 7000 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 sensor size comparison

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 7000 Portrait photography features
Olympus SH-2 Portrait photography features
21
manual focus not available
no manual control
cannot use external flash
resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
44
megapixel count good (16MP)
includes face detect focus
saves RAW files
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus 7000 Street photography advice
Olympus SH-2 Street photography advice
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
70
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW files
has focus via touch
lighter than average (271g)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 7000 Sports photography information
Olympus SH-2 Sports photography information
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
51
incredible zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
better than average battery (380 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus 7000
Travel photography with Olympus SH-2
56
flash built-in
very long zoom (260mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
74
better than average battery (380 CIPA)
lighter than average (271g)
has focus via touch
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (25mm)
long zoom (600mm)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 7000 Landscape photography information
Olympus SH-2 Landscape photography information
32
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
55
fairly wide (25mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (380 shots)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus 7000
Vlogging with Olympus SH-2
25
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of mic jack
35
fairly wide (25mm)
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average (271 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have mic jack
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Olympus 7000 vs Olympus SH-2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 7000 and Olympus SH-2
 Olympus Stylus 7000Olympus Stylus SH-2
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Stylus 7000 Olympus Stylus SH-2
Also called mju 7000 -
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-01-07 2015-03-11
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - TruePic VII
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3968 x 2976 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 50 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-260mm (7.0x) 25-600mm (24.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.3 f/3.0-6.9
Macro focus distance 2cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 11.5 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.80 m 8.30 m (at ISO 3200)
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, redeye reduction, fill-in, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 172g (0.38 lbs) 271g (0.60 lbs)
Dimensions 96 x 56 x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") 109 x 63 x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 380 images
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - LI-92B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $280 $399