Movie remakes, they're all the rage at the moment. Take a perfectly good flick and recreate it, often scene for scene. Which is a bit like the Olympus Stylus SH-2 compact camera: it's a carbon copy of its SH-1 predecessor from last year, adding only a new Nighscape shooting mode for low-light scenes and, nope, that's your lot.
The SH-2 is a camera targeted at those wanting ample zoom, here a 25-600mm equivalent, and a decent stabilisation system - with Olympus' 5-axis system among the best of the type on the market. With stabilisation active you'll be able to get away with handheld capture at slower shutter speeds in low-light conditions.
Taking design cues from the OM-D range, the SH-2 also looks the part, especially for those seeking a retro style in a modern body. The 24x optical zoom isn't as significant as the likes of the Panasonic Lumix TZ70's 30x optic, and Olympus hasn't shied away from a bit of added bulk either - the SH-2's 42.4mm depth is chunkier than the TZ70's 34.4mm measure. But then the Olympus is the better looking of the pair.
Compose images on the rear 3-inch, 460k-dot LCD screen, complete with touch-focus for hands-on operation, and the SH-2's 16-megapixel sensor will record images in high-resolution clarity. Or for movie capture 1080p at up to 60 frames per second is possible, which can also benefit from the 5-axis stabilisation system for extra smooth capture.
As the earlier SH-1 gets ranged out of shops, the SH-2 will be the model to grace the shelves, the original resigned to the bargain bin. But price is another crucial factor: when the SH-2 goes on sale this month its £250 asking price is a full £100 less than the SH-1 was at launch. That's a savvy price point that will help stand this Olympus out from the crowd.