Bye bye blur: Olympus Stylus SH-1 brings five-axis stabilisation to the compact world

OM-D tech in a point-and-shoot? Yes please

Olympus has announced the new Stylus SH-1 compact cam, and its standout feature is its Olympus' previously praised five-axis image stabilisation.

Originally debuting in the Olympus OM-D E-M5, the impressive image stabilisation tech takes into account the roll, pitch, yaw, vertical and horizontal movement of the camera when snapping away, resulting in crystal clear, sharp snaps with no blur.

The stabilisation also comes in very handy for shooting 1080p video too, and even goes above the three-axis stabilisation used in the more expensive micro four thirds Olympus OM-D E-M10, which instead throws digital stabilisation into the mix.

An f/3-6.9 25X optical zoom lens isn't anything to be sniffed at either, and a 16MP sensor, 3in LCD and the same TruePic processor found in the OM-D series isn't anything to sniff at either.

Throw in built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing functionality (via a smartphone), and an aluminium alloy finish all contribute towards a very tempting compact cam, with an equally tempting price tag.

It'll be available from the end of April for £350, so you might want to hold onto your wallets for a little while longer if you were thinking of picking up a new camera this weekend.

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