Olympus Stylus SH-3 Review

Overall Score

56

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F3.0-6.9 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 109 x 63 x 42 mm, 271g.
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  • Replaced: Stylus SH-2

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Olympus Stylus SH-3 Overview


First introduced in February, 2016, Olympus Stylus SH-3 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus SH-2 with Stylus SH-3. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus SH-3 with Olympus SH-2

Olympus SH-3 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus Stylus SH-3 Olympus SH-3 2016 16MP 125 - 6400 271g 109 x 63 x 42mm
Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus SH-2 2015 16MP 125 - 6400 271g 109 x 63 x 42mm
Olympus Stylus SH-1 Olympus SH-1 2014 16MP 100 - 6400 271g 109 x 63 x 42mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus SH-3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus Stylus SH-3 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
11.5 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
380 shots Long Battery Life
3.0 Lens at Wide
Timelapse Recording
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.9
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Type Scores

Olympus Stylus SH-3 has an Overall Score of 56/100 and ranked #103 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #408 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus SH-3 Scores
Imaging score
36
Features score
68
Value for money score
72
Portability score
93
Overall score
56
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Olympus SH-3


Olympus Stylus SH-3 weighs 271g and has external dimensions of 109 x 63 x 42mm (4.29 x 2.48 x 1.65"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Olympus SH-3 is 121 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus SH-3 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SH-3
271g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SH-3
42mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus Stylus SH-3 with the dimensions:

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Stylus SH-3 Dimensions Stylus SH-3
Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus SH-2 271 g 271 g 109 x 63 x 42 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon SX720 HS 270 g 271 g 110 x 64 x 36 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 271 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Olympus Stylus SH-1 Olympus SH-1 271 g 271 g 109 x 63 x 42 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 271 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 271 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 271 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 271 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 109 x 63 x 42 mm

Specifications of Olympus Stylus SH-3


General
Brand Olympus
Model Stylus SH-3
Announced February, 2016
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 8.30
Flash Modes Auto, redeye reduction, fill-in, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 380 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-92B
Physical
Weight 271 g
Physical Dimensions 109 x 63 x 42 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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