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Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom
6.1 out of 10

Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom

Inside its slim, elegant body, the SP-800UZ hides something amaz Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Photography Review
4 March 2013
  • Summary: overall, this is not a good product and you should not be putting your hard-earned cash into it.
  • Pros: Light weight and easy to carry., Good for bright light photography. Think hikes on a sunny day and beach.
  • Cons: Impossible to shoot any other kind of shot., Bird shots are highly inefficient since the sensor takes forever to shoot, by which time your birdie has flown., Low light shooting is impossible. Keep your camera switched off if you want to shoot in low light.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Photography Review
15 May 2011
Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Photography Review
15 May 2011
  • Summary: Overall a good travel camera because of the 30 x zoom and size. It is good to take and use for travel photography when you want a light weight camera option. As far as taking action shots, when you zoom out, you might miss the action because of shutter lag and you probably need to mount it on a...
  • Pros: 30 x zoom, compact size, decent low light photography.
  • Cons: Shutter lag slow, in part because of auto focus. No manual control.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not terrible, but could be good

Cosmo, Amazon
13 May 2011
  • Summary: So I got this camera just a few months ago and quite honestly I'm torn. The camera has plenty of good qualities and just as many bad qualities. The Pros: *Exceptional zoom (30x optical is unheard of on a camera like this) *Great picture quality at 14 mega pixels *HD video always looks great *Fairly...
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Overall 4
4.0

Avoid this Camera

ED Denson, Amazon
31 October 2010
  • Summary: I have been using Olympus SP cameras for over a decade. I started with a 2 megapixel model and each year or two bought a new one, usually to coincide with a trip I was taking abroad which I wished to document and would probably never be able to repeat.
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Overall 4
4.0

I really wanted to like this camera....

SueChem, Amazon
29 July 2010
  • Summary: Let me start this review by saying I REALLY wanted to love this camera. I haven't bought myself a new camera in years, and I have an old Olympus C740UZ that I just love (it has taken a beating and still takes awesome pictures).
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Overall 4
4.4

Olympus SP-800 UZ review

Tom Caldwell, DP Review
4 July 2010
  • Conclusion: I bought this thinking that I might have been buying a reasonable quality camera from a company that is respected as a camera manufacturer of long standing and some repute. I was a bit wrong.
  • Pros: I bought this thinking that I might have been buying a reasonable quality camera from a company that is respected as a camera manufacturer of long standing and some repute. I was a bit wrong.
  • Cons: Not really it is just a lightweight in design for those who don't need camera complications. Overpriced by a long yard in Australia - the Amazon price is about what it might be worth - look forward to similar run-out prices elsewhere as people work it out.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Tom Caldwell, DP Review
4 July 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this thinking that I might have been buying a reasonable quality camera from a company that is respected as a camera manufacturer of long standing and some repute. I was a bit wrong.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed :(

Roseanne G., Amazon
24 June 2010
  • Summary: I tried so hard to like this camera. Took many pictures and used most of the settings(yes, I did read the manual.) But I have to say, only had about two or three "clear" shots out of the bunch. I took a picture and took the same picture with my Kodak 14mp.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

Didn't meet expectations

Walmart
20 June 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera thinking it would be awesome... not so much! My old camera with only 7MP takes WAY better pics. I played with the settings several times and no luck. I looked up consumer reports and the Panasonic Lumix and Cannon got the best reviews.
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