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Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom
5.8 out of 10

Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom

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

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom

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Overall 4
4.0

Tried hard to like it, but usually just use my phone camera instead

Acronym, Amazon
9 November 2014
  • Summary: Pros 1. Smaller and less obtrusive than a true professional camera. 2. Adequate battery life. 3. Metal case feels strong. 4. Large zoom range. Cons 1. Very slow zoom and auto-focus make it close to impossible to use for well-framed action shots. 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Lisa Monette, Amazon
21 August 2014
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

My New Camera

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 June 2012
  • Summary: This was a very nice camera, however, it didn't suit my needs even after reading the many reviews & research I did before buying it. Despite the many settings, I could not get it to function or shoot how I needed it to. The camera is for those with more knowledge than I as an amateur.
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Overall 4
4.0

S-L-O-W

Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 October 2011
  • Summary: This is one S-L-O-W camera. The start-up time (until ready for first shot) is over four seconds, which feels like an eternity when you have a live subject in front of you (human or beast). And two seconds between shots (without flash) - very frustrating.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't get it

Mystic, Amazon
8 August 2011
  • Summary: 1-This camera is SLOW 2-the battery is worst. It takes about 20 pictures the battery is dead! Don't get it. I feel regret when I bought this camera!
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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

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

Not terrible, but could be good

Cosmo, Amazon
7 October 2010
  • 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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