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Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom
6.2 out of 10

Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom

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Overall 4
4.0

Olympus SP-800UZ

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: This point-and-shoot ultra-zoom offers a rather basic feature set and intuitive menu system which makes it simple to use. Its 30X wide-angle optical zoom lens offers great versatility and it quite usable thanks to a great body design and optical stabilization system which is very effective.
  • Pros: Generally good white-balance, Good color accuracy, Low optical distortion, Excellent image stabilization, Good body handling, Durable build quality, Usable high-speed continuous drive modes, Intuitive menu system, Excellent LCD visitbility
  • Cons: Noise and smudging of details even at base ISO, Occasional overexposure, Slow autofocus, Slow shot-to-shoot speeds, Some autofocus misses, Video recording delay, Dificulty setting initial video framing, No direct access to, Display not exposure-priority, Poor battery-life
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus SP-800UZ Review

Digital Photography School
29 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Now that cameras such as this are nearly commonplace, the decision whether to buy a digicam that shoots HD movies as well as pretty big stills or a camcorder that shoots HD video and stills is a tricky one. Pricewise, it’s also a close race.
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Olympus SP-800UZ Review

photographybay.com
15 April 2010
  • Summary: Superzoom cameras are always a compromise, and this is very true with the Olympus SP-800UZ.  The SP-800UZ is almost the size of a compact DSLR; however, the 30x zoom range does what no DSLR can do.
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Expert Review

reviewed
22 February 2010
  • Summary: The Olympus SP-800UZ is small and largely appealing, with a few caveats.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 7
7.0

Olympus SP-800UZ

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Excerpt: The Olympus SP-800UZ offers more zoom power than any other digital camera at the time of writing this review. It has a 30x wide angle zoom lens. Also on offer are 14 megapixels and High Definition movies. On top of these features Olympus has built into the SP-800UZ 1.8GB of internal storage.
  • Pros: Ease of use - USB battery charging - 2GB of built in memory - built in manual
  • Cons: Picture quality
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Olympus SP-800UZ

PhotographyBLOG
19 April 2013
  • Excerpt: For the past three years, Olympus has continuously been at the forefront of the super-zoom race. The Olympus SP-550UZ was the first camera with a 18x zoom, the SP-570UZ was the first 20x zoom model in the world, and the SP-590UZ, reviewed here almost exactly a year ago, broke yet another record by...
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Olympus SP-800UZ review

PC Advisor
14 March 2011
  • Summary: The Olympus SP-800UZ is a petite all-in-one camera with a massive 30x zoom. It's well-priced, too.
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Olympus SP-800UZ

TechSmart
1 October 2010
Overall 8
7.5
Ease of use 8
8.0
Control 7
7.0
Audio & image quality 8
7.5
Build quality 8
7.5

Olympus SP-800 UZ

PhotoReview
1 August 2010
  • Summary: A compact, lightweight digicam with a 30x zoom lens plus 720p HD video recording.When it was unveiled in February, Olympus's SP-800UZ was one of only two digicams with a 30x zoom lens.
  • Pros: You're looking for a low-priced superzoom digicam that can record 720p HD video clips., You want plenty of scene pre-sets for shooting both video and still pictures., You'd like to take ultra-close-up photographs of small subjects. Don't buy this camera if :, You demand consistent high image qual...
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus SP-800UZ

Pocket Lint
15 July 2010
  • Conclusion: If you want a huge zoom in a relatively small and portable package, the class-leading focal range provided by the Olympus SP-800UZ is worth seeking out. However, we could have done with a few more dedicated buttons in order to find certain functions quicker, and unlike competitors there's no EVF to...
  • Pros: Huge focal range and large 2GB internal memory provide plentiful options from the outset
  • Cons: Optical zoom disabled when shooting video with audio, no EVF or optical viewfinder as alternative to the LCD for framing and review, menus are simplistic but finding more expansive settings is convoluted
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