Olympus SH-21

  • Olympus SH-21
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  • Price.
  • Menus.
  • Video mode.


  • Noise (in low light images).
  • Touch snap system.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Pocket-lint on 70

The versatile SH-21 sports a fine selection of features and shooting modes, but picture quality is acceptable rather than...

By What Digital Camera on 89

The Olympus SH-21 combines as set of features and specification with a wide 12.5x 24-300mm long-zoom lens at an extremely competitive price that makes it look a real...

By TechRadar on 60

Although experienced photographers may bemoan the lack of manual options, there are plenty of features on the Olympus SH-21 to keep casual snappers entertained, including a comprehensive range of automatic scene modes and 'Magic' creative modes....

By itreviews.com on 80

If you want a reasonably priced ultra-zoom compact that's crammed full of varied shooting modes and creative effects, the SH-21 will fit the bill handsomely....

By CNET UK on 80

A great inexpensive choice, the Olympus SH-21 is well suited to travellers who need a versatile snapper that feels like it could take a knock. The well thought-out quick-access menus are a boon. All in all, it's a great little...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Olympus SH-21 is a basic but nicely designed camera with a promising set of tech specs. Unfortunately, picture quality isn't quite up to scratch—mainly because lens quality is just too variable between models. Even if you do happen to get...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

The Olympus SH-21 packs a great range of features and is compact with an impressive zoom range. The camera takes a decent image but detail isn't as strong as you'd hope for from a 16 megapixel sensor, but where the SH-21 does excel is noise at...

International Review By Computer Bild on

Die Olympus SH-21 hat 16 Megapixel Auflösung, nimmt Videos in Full-HD auf und schießt sogar 3D-Fotos. Erhältlich ist die kompakte Digitalkamera in den Farben der Deutschen Flagge: Schwarz, Rot und Gold....

International Review By Chip.de on 70

An wichtigen Ausstattungsdetails bringt die Olympus ein 12,5-fach-Zoom mit, das den Brennweitenbereich von 24 bis 300 Millimeter abdeckt (entsprechend Kleinbild). Das 3-Zoll-Display besitzt eine Auflösung von 460.000 Subpixel. Einige...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Für den großen Brennweitenbereich ist die Olympus SH-21 eine recht kompakte Kamera im noblen Metallgehäuse. Angenehm ist die Mischung aus Touchscreen und mechanischen Bedienelementen. Man kann – muss aber nicht. Die...

International Review By Focus on

Nicht schlecht Die SH-21 erfüllt ihren Anspruch, in fast jeder Situation einsetzbar zu sein. An den Strand würde ich sie nicht mitnehmen – ansonsten liefert sie für normale Ansprüche ausreichende Bilder. Ihren Preis ist sie...

International Review By 01Net on 60

Déjà bon dans les appareils photo hybrides, Olympus fait progresser la qualité de ses compacts : ce SH-21 gère mieux les hautes ISO que la génération précédente, la vidéo est de meilleure tenue, etc. Mais la...

International Review By Les Numériques on 60

Sous une présentation basique mais agréable, le SH-21 propose une fiche technique intéressante. Malheureusement, la qualité d'image n'est pas totalement au rendez-vous, faute d'homogénéité de...