Image stabilization is now a standard feature on most compact digital cameras for delivering blur-free images. Japanese camera manufacturer Olympus just think that’s not enough and the company decided to bring advanced DSLR-grade image stabilization mechanism to its latest high-end long-zoom point-and-shoot camera, the STYLUS SH-50 iHS.
Featuring 5-Axis Video Stabilization and 3-Axis Image Stabilization that are originally developed for the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus SH-50 iHS is the world’s first compact camera to include such technologies to compensate for image blur in all shooting conditions. The camera sports a 16 Megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, TruePic VI image processing engine and features Olympus’s iHS (Intelligent, High-Sensitivity and High-Speed) technologies. It comes with a 24x optical zoom lens with 25mm wide angle lens and offers 48x Super Resolution Zoom.
Other than Full HD 1080p video recording, the compact long-zoom camera also captures High-speed HD Video at 120gps in 720p HD. Users can use the Photo-in-Movie function to capture a 16 Megapixel still during 1080p video shooting. It also offers 80-12400 ISO range, enhanced iAuto mode, Backlight HDR, Hand-held starlight mode, 28 scene modes, Advanced shadow adjustment technology, Smart Panorama, Beauty Mode and 11 Magic Art filters.
The SH-50 comes with a 3-inch touchscreen with support for Touch Focus. You can use the HDMI output to show your images and videos in a big-screen HDTV. Coming in March, the camera will be available in black and white for $299.99.