Reviews and Problems with Olympus Mju 800 / Stylus 800 Digital
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7 May 2015
Conclusion: It's hard to know how to rate a camera like the Stylus 800. On the one hand it's responsive, well-specified, well made, well priced and has a fantastic screen. That it's weatherproof too is a significant added bonus if you like to shoot in challenging environments.
Pros: Excellent resolution, Bright, vivid and sharp results (though see cons, below), Weatherproof, Excellent build quality, Attractive design and good handling, Aperture priority and shutter priority modes, Lots of scene/subject modes, Fast, reliable focus, Excellent screen, remains usable in very, ve...
Cons: Visible noise reduction / sharpening / demosaicing artefacts at all ISO settings, especially if you don't use the SHQ mode, Images over-sharpened and too contrasty, Occasional white balance problems in scenes with one predominant color, Smearing of low contrast detail (such as foliage and hair), ...
Conclusion: The Olympus Stylus 800 is a great compact camera which has 8 megapixel, manual controls, a large sharp LCD and some great features. The placements of the buttons on the back on both sides of the camera make one hand shooting rather hard to do if you change settings frequently.
Pros: Compact with 8 megapixels, Extremely fast, Excellent set of features, Manual controls, Powerful flash, Large and sharp 2.5 inch LCD, Photos not as noisy as lots of people expected, Overall sharp photos, Sturdy compartment doors
Cons: Hard one-hand shooting, Very few (And not very useful) accessories, No AF-assist beam, Longer shutter speeds would've been nice, Rather large body compared to competition, USB 2.0 High-speed not available
Summary: After its introduction in 1990, the rugged little clamshell Stylus quickly became the 35mm P&S camera of choice for a generation of travel writers, trekkers, serious travelers, war correspondents, and extreme sports fans.
Excerpt: The Olympus Stylus 800 ($399) is a compact, all-weather 8 Megapixel digital camera. Like the other cameras in the Stylus series, the Stylus 800 can take a splash of water and it can keep shooting.
Pros: Compact, all-weather body, Good photo quality (though see issues below), Many manual controls, Large LCD display gains up in low light, Blur reduction feature works, but is only for small prints, Good low light focusing for a camera without an AF-assist lamp, In-camera help system (though it need...
Cons: Images are on the noisy side, and are too sharp too, Redeye a problem; in-camera redeye removal tool didn't help, High ISO performance isn't the greatest; resolution is restricted to 3MP or below at the highest settings, Sluggish frame rate in movie mode, No optical viewfinder, USB 2.0 High Speed...
Conclusion: The search for the digital camera Holy Grail goes on. That said the Olympus Stylus 800 is a very good digital 8MP camera that’s a major step above the point-and-shoot competition. It should be strongly considered by any outdoorsman or woman who looks forward to a nice hike no matter what the weather...
Pros: Compact; fast; weather resistant 8MP digicam with excellent 2.5-inch LCD screen; very high ISO
Cons: No optical viewfinder; no AF assist lamp; uses more expensive xD Picture Cards
Summary: The Stylus 800 delivers power, performance and enhanced usability with an array of innovative technologies: Bright Capture Technology for low-light photography; a HyperCrystal™ LCD for high-contrast viewing; metal, all-weather construction for protection against the elements; manual exposure and...
Conclusion: By the end of my tests I was a big fan of the Olympus MJU 800. It is a well made digital camera that takes good photos both indoors and outdoors. The in camera guide to taking photos is a marvelous innovation and should be applauded. The MJU 800 also scores highly for design and ease of use.
Pros: Stylish weatherproof body, In camera photography guide, Lowlight photography
Summary: £245 | $359 . I would quite happily recommend this camera to someone looking for a compact, weatherproof, high resolution digital camera, with speedy operation, a clear high resolution screen, manual controls, and excellent low-light performance in both focusing and screen visibility.
Pros: Good image quality - very good colour, Stylish All-weather metal/plastic body, Fast focusing, even in low-light! (and generally fast operation), Very fast continuous shooting modes, Very clear / quick 2.5" screen - auto brightens in low-light, Aperture / Shutter modes, Built in Guide, Very good s...
Cons: No custom white balance, ISO800/1600 and Anti-shake mode only available at 3 megapixel resolution blurry / noisy results only suited to small prints, Panoramic mode only available with Olympus XD cards!, Images overly sharpened, Plastic tripod mount