SP-800 UZ

SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800UZ Review

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Review posted 09/23/2010

Quick Take
Pros
    Very good image quality
    Awesome 30x optical zoom
    Sensor shift image sensor assists with handheld images
    Dedicated video record button works in all shooting modes
    2GB internal memory
    Powerful pop-up flash
Cons
Possibility of blurry images even with optical image stabilization when shooting at full telephoto Mono microphone No audio input for HD video recording Only 200 shots per charge
Bottom Line
The SP-800 UZ is one of the most versatile cameras on the market today thanks to the 30x wide optical zoom lens. Combining the lens with its other features, performance and image quality make this an excellent ultra-zoom option.Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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Topping out Olympus's SP line is the new SP-800UZ, featuring an unbelievable 30x optical zoom lens. This lens has a 35mm equivalent range of 28-840mm, giving you a great wide end along with an outrageous telephoto end without having to change lenses or adding adapters. With a maximum aperture of F2.8 on the wide end, it also handles low-light situations very well. To help with this large zoom, Olympus has included a dual image stabilization system that combines Sensor-Shift optical stabilization with and digital image stabilization to reduce camera shake and allow you to capture a clear, crisp image.

Also featured on the SP-800UZ is a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor, 3-inch LCD screen, 720p HD video capture, Intelligent auto, AF tracking and shadow adjustment, just to name a few. As we have started to see on other top Olympus models, they have included 2GB of internal memory instead of a measly 32 to 48MB found on other digicams (which can only hold a couple images). This allows you to have a descent backup in case you run out of room on your memory cards, or it can be a great place to store your favorite shots.


Olympus SP-800UZ Features:
  • 14-Meagpixel, 1/2.3" CCD imaging sensor
  • TruePic III Image Processor
  • 30x wide optical zoom lens
  • 35mm equivalent of 28-840mm
  • F2.8-F5.6
  • 3.0-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift and Digital
  • 720p HD video capture
  • Intelligent Auto shooting mode
  • Face Detection
  • In-Camera Panorama
  • AF Tracking
  • Shadow Adjustment
  • Perfect Shot Preview
  • 2GB internal memory
  • Pop-up Flash
  • SD/SDHC Compatible
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • USB 2.0
In the Box:
  • SP-800UZ Camera
  • USB Cable & Charger (F-2AC), Audio/Video Cable
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (LI-50B)
  • Strap
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual and ib Software on Internal Memory
  • Warranty Card
The Olympus SP-800UZ is available now with a MSRP of US $349.99.

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