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Olympus Mju 800 / Stylus 800 Digital
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Olympus Mju 800 / Stylus 800 Digital

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Olympus Stylus 800

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • 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
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Overall 5

Olympus Stylus 800

PC Magazine
6 April 2007
  • Conclusion: The Olympus Stylus 800 is a well-made camera, but photo quality needs to improve to make it a real compact contender.
  • Pros: Solid construction and bright, clear 2.5-inch LCD screen. On-screen help features.
  • Cons: Image quality could be sharper. Slow recycle time.
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DP Review
9 October 2006
  • 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), ...
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Digital Camera Review
29 September 2005
  • 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.
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Dc Resource
8 September 2005
  • 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...
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Overall 9

Olympus Stylus 800 Review

30 August 2005
  • 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
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Steve's Digicams
4 August 2005
  • 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...
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Overall 8

Olympus µ [mju] Digital 800

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Olympus has squeezed an 8 megapixel CCD into its latest mju, but does the 800 live up to its heritage?
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Overall 7

Olympus Mju Digital 800

23 April 2007
  • Summary: With a mixture of good looks, sturdy build quality and everything from numerous scene modes to almost full photographic control, the Olympus Mju Digital 800 offers something to everyone.
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Overall 9

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Good Gear Guide.au
7 March 2007
  • Summary: A highly recommended purchase. Although the image quality was not quite up to what we were expecting from an 8 megapixel sensor, for the price it still blew the competition away.
  • Pros: Beautiful LCD, guide function perfect for beginners, fully manual control options, weatherproof body
  • Cons: Image quality below expectations, camera could be a little smaller
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