The Olympus Stylus SH-50 is an advanced compact point and shoot that allows for more manual control than most cameras at this size. The SH-50 also performs beautifully in low light, with limited noise through ISO 800 and solid performance through 1600 ISO. In a pinch, you can even shoot at the SH-50’s passable ISO 3200, nearly 5 full stops faster (more sensitive) than at the camera’s lowest ISO 125 setting. ISO 6400, the SH-50’s max ISO, is noticeably noisy but still much better than we were only two or three years ago–and even quite good, as the shots below attest.
Olympus Stylus SH-50 Low Light Sample Images
Parameters: All photos were shot on a tripod at a 35mm equivalent of approximately 50mm and at an aperture of f/4.1. We then cropped the images by 25% and reduced the image size to 16 inches wide by approximately 10 inches high, maintaining a native resolution of 180 pixels / inch.