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Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R

Portability
88
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45
Olympus Stylus SH-1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R front
Portability
54
Imaging
79
Features
84
Overall
81

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R Key Specs

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
  • Refreshed by Olympus SH-2
Panasonic S1R
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1020g - 149 x 110 x 97mm
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Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R Overview

Lets look a bit more closely at the Olympus SH-1 and Panasonic S1R, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by brands Olympus and Panasonic. There is a huge difference between the image resolutions of the SH-1 (16MP) and S1R (47MP) and the SH-1 (1/2.3") and S1R (Full frame) possess different sensor measurements.

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The SH-1 was introduced 5 years earlier than the S1R which is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with different body type with the Olympus SH-1 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic S1R being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going in to a complete comparison, below is a brief summation of how the SH-1 grades vs the S1R when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SH-1 over the Panasonic S1R

 SH-1 S1R 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S1R over the Olympus SH-1

 S1R SH-1 
RevealedFebruary 2019March 2014More modern by 58 months
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k460kSharper screen (+1640k dot)

Common features in the Olympus SH-1 and Panasonic S1R

 SH-1 S1R 
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera frequently, you will need to think about its weight and proportions. The Olympus SH-1 provides outside measurements of 109mm x 63mm x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7") and a weight of 271 grams (0.60 lbs) while the Panasonic S1R has measurements of 149mm x 110mm x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8") and a weight of 1020 grams (2.25 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have at that moment. The following is the front view size comparison of the SH-1 against the S1R.

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the SH-1 and S1R is 88 and 54 respectively.

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R top view buttons comparison

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to imagine the contrast between sensor sizes purely by going over specifications. The picture below might offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the SH-1 and S1R.

Plainly, both of the cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The SH-1 with its tinier sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field more difficult and the Panasonic S1R will offer more detail using its extra 31 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged SH-1 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R sensor size comparison

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SH-1 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic S1R Portrait photography highlights
37
MP count good (16MP)
provides face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
87
manual focus
great flash sync speed (1/320 seconds)
sensor resolution is high (47MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
includes face detection focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus SH-1 Street photography highlights
Panasonic S1R Street photography highlights
64
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features focus by touch
lighter than competitors in class (271g)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
71
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
features touch to focus
weather sealing
great ISO range (25,600)
heavier than average (1,020 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SH-1 Sports photography features
Panasonic S1R Sports photography features
51
excellent zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery pack (380 shots)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
78
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is high (47 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
weather sealing
terrible battery (360 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SH-1 Travel photography features
Panasonic S1R Travel photography features
74
better than average battery pack (380 per charge)
lighter than competitors in class (271 grams)
features focus by touch
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
great zoom (600mm)
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.0)
60
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
features touch to focus
sensor resolution is high (47MP)
terrible battery (360 CIPA)
heavier than average (1,020g)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SH-1 Landscape photography features
Panasonic S1R Landscape photography features
49
relatively wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
better than average battery pack (380 per charge)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
82
manual focus
swap lenses (Leica L mount)
decent sized screen (3.2")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is high (47 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
great ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
2 card slots
terrible battery (360 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SH-1 Vlogging advice
Panasonic S1R Vlogging advice
37
relatively wide (25mm)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone support
lighter than competitors in class (271 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
does not have a selfie friendly display
32
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with external mic support
screen is not selfie friendly
heavier than average (1,020 grams)
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Olympus SH-1 vs Panasonic S1R Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SH-1 and Panasonic S1R
 Olympus Stylus SH-1Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus Stylus SH-1 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2014-03-31 2019-02-01
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VII Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 47MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 8000 x 6000
Maximum native ISO 6400 25600
Maximum boosted ISO - 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Lowest boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 225
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens Leica L
Lens zoom range 25-600mm (24.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/3.0-6.9 -
Macro focusing range 3cm -
Amount of lenses - 30
Crop factor 5.8 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3" 3.2"
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 2,100 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 5,760 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.78x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Maximum silent shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 12.0 frames/s 9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - no built-in flash
Flash modes - Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/320 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 271g (0.60 lb) 1020g (2.25 lb)
Dimensions 109 x 63 x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7") 149 x 110 x 97mm (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 100
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 26.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 14.1
DXO Low light rating not tested 3525
Other
Battery life 380 images 360 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-92B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory -
Card slots Single Dual
Cost at launch $349 $3,698