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Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
34
Overall
37
Olympus VH-410 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H front
Portability
52
Imaging
76
Features
87
Overall
80

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H Key Specs

Olympus VH-410
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 102 x 60 x 21mm
  • Released August 2012
Panasonic S1H
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase 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 VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Olympus VH-410 and Panasonic S1H, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. There is a sizeable difference among the resolutions of the VH-410 (16MP) and S1H (24MP) and the VH-410 (1/2.3") and S1H (Full frame) come with totally different sensor measurements.

Photography Glossary

The VH-410 was released 8 years prior to the S1H and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus VH-410 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic S1H being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going straight into a full comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the VH-410 scores vs the S1H with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus VH-410 over the Panasonic S1H

 VH-410 S1H 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S1H over the Olympus VH-410

 S1H VH-410 
ReleasedAugust 2019August 2012Fresher by 85 months
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2330k460kSharper display (+1870k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Olympus VH-410 and Panasonic S1H

 VH-410 S1H 
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera often, you should factor its weight and volume. The Olympus VH-410 provides outside dimensions of 102mm x 60mm x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 152 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Panasonic S1H has sizing of 151mm x 114mm x 110mm (5.9" x 4.5" x 4.3") and a weight of 1052 grams (2.32 lbs).

Look at the Olympus VH-410 and Panasonic S1H in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. Underneath is the front view size comparison of the VH-410 against the S1H.

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the VH-410 and S1H is 95 and 52 respectively.

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H top view buttons comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's tough to envision the difference in sensor sizing merely by researching specs. The graphic below will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the VH-410 and S1H.

All in all, each of these cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The VH-410 due to its smaller sensor will make getting shallow depth of field harder and the Panasonic S1H will result in more detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images a little more aggressively. The older VH-410 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H sensor size comparison

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic S1H Portrait photography advice
35
good resolution (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
no manual focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
85
you can focus manually
high flash sync speed (1/320s)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Street photography details
Panasonic S1H Street photography details
63
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features focus via touch
screen is fixed
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
69
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW files
offers focus by touch
weather proofing
very good high ISO (51,200)
heavier than average (1,052 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Sports photography factors
Panasonic S1H Sports photography factors
41
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
slow frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet shooting (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
low battery pack (400 per charge)
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus VH-410 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic S1H as a Travel photography camera
68
features focus via touch
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
64
weather proofing
connects via bluetooth
offers focus by touch
good megapixels (24MP)
selfie friendly screen
low battery pack (400 CIPA)
heavier than average (1,052 grams)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus VH-410 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic S1H as a Landscape photography camera
43
fairly wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
no manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
81
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
very good high ISO (51,200)
supports RAW files
weather proofing
has double storage slots
low battery pack (400 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus VH-410 Vlogging details
Panasonic S1H Vlogging details
33
fairly wide (26mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone support
70
selfie friendly screen
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
supports face detection autofocus
high quality video (5952 x 3988 pixels)
includes external mic port
heavier than average (1,052 grams)
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Olympus VH-410 vs Panasonic S1H Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus VH-410 and Panasonic S1H
 Olympus VH-410Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus VH-410 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
Type Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Released 2012-08-21 2019-08-28
Body design Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Full frame
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 1600 51200
Highest enhanced ISO - 204800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Lowest enhanced ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 225
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Leica L
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) -
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.5 -
Macro focus distance 5cm -
Amount of lenses - 30
Crop factor 5.8 1
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3" 3.2"
Display resolution 460k dot 2,330k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 5,760k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.78x
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 2.0fps 9.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.70 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/320 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps) 5952 x 3988 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1280x720 5952x3988
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 152g (0.34 pounds) 1052g (2.32 pounds)
Dimensions 102 x 60 x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") 151 x 114 x 110mm (5.9" x 4.5" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 400 photos
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots Single Two
Retail price $186 $3,998