Olympus SH-2 16 MP Digital Camera
The Olympus SH-2 is not that far-removed from its predecessor, the SH-1. This camera uses the same 1/2.3-inch 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 24x zoom lens, but Olympus has placed additional focus on improving low-light performance this time around. Although a zoom lens is not typically ideal for low-light shooting, Olympus has included their five-axis image stabilization for both photos and videos; they have also gathered all of the camera’s low-light shooting modes for both images and videos and put them into a single Nightscape mode. This results in a camera that performs well in low-light conditions, especially for a camera with a long zoom.
The SH-2 allows for both JPEG and Raw capture; HD video capture is good as well, with solid stabilization and quick focusing. Burst shooting up to 10.4 fps is included, but is JPEG-only. The touchscreen LCD is simple to use, and the camera’s interface is overall user-friendly. WiFi is included, as is the case with the majority of the newer cameras available today. The camera is quick to start and shoot, especially for a long zoom camera, continuing the trend of snappy performance overall. Although the Olympus SH-2 might not have the longest zoom available, it is one of the few that places such a priority on maintaining performance in low-light conditions.