Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-800 UltraZoom
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Olympus SP-800UZ 14 MP 30X
Lance J Bullion, Amazon
7 November 2012
Summary: This camera is a different bird , it has limited aperture and sutter settings but the ones that come Auto do the job I think . I just got it but I put through alot of test , It's a qaulity product and some settings get me the very truest color reproduction that I've ever seem . This camera is for a patient person , and good for people who like point and shoot cameras,set on Auto it gives some good pics , other settings limit or hender the zoom but the incadesent light...
A good value for those shopping for a bridge camera
22 February 2012
Summary: This, or the more recent SP-810UZ, is a good option for those who need more than a "point-and-shoot," but do not want to invest in a DSLR. It is real close in quality to the Canon SX40, Nikon P500, and Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ47. Personally, I am quite satisfied with the camera, its simple controls, and stored features, including the ability to search the manual.
Nice camera, but be aware . Good value for the money.
2 February 2012
Summary: This is a very nice camera,although it is made for a person with a lot of patience. You cannot just pick it up focus & shoot the picture. With this camera you have to have a very steady hand. Because if you move, even the tiniest bit,your photo comes out in a blur. So we or you can't use it well unless you put it on a tripod or a hand mount. The hand mount still might be hard. But if you can get it to stay focused , it will give you a great photo.
Takes great landscape pics, take along lots of extra batteries
28 September 2011
Summary: Took this camera to Glacier national Park. Took great landscape pictures. However, If I hadn't taken along three extra batteries, I would have been in trouble. It goes through batteries like crazy. I had to sit and charge all four batteries every night and make sure they were in my pack. Otherwise, camera is lightweight and easy to use Don't like the fact that it didn't come with a viewfinder as the glare of the sun aggravated the composing of several pictures.
Excellent point and shoot camera with just a couple of minor shortcomings.
21 July 2011
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a point and shoot camera that was either lost or stolen during a trip a few months ago. This model is much nicer than the unit it replaced. The 30X optical zoom works very well but of course requires a fairly steady hand or tripod for good results. The built in stabilization is only so-so when zooming in very tight. I like the overall design of the camera. It is very sensibly thought out.
Definate improvement over my previous Olympus Ultrazooms
18 October 2010
Summary: I have previously owned two other ultra zoom Olympus cameras (C-770UZ and SP-570UZ) and after reading some lukewarm reviews about the image quality of the SP-800UZ I was a bit hesitant to buy one, but after one day of owning it I feel pleased overall. This camera is indeed a paradox because although it apparently was intended for point and shoot novices, the image quality out of the box in iAuto mode is not that great (focus is soft and color saturation is on the flat...
Summary: This camera takes amazingly clear pictures! Esspecially outside. The HD video is spectacular, however, you do need the proper video card setup on your computer to view them once you upload and save them. I have been an amature photographer for the past 7 years and upgraded from an 8MP Digital SLR to this camera. And I have to say, it's the best choice I could have made. I love Olympus. Their cameras are built to last.
Summary: What I was looking for: -- More advanced than a point-and-shoot, but not as complex as a DSLR -- Well-made -- Decent, basic video capability -- Comfortable to hold and manipulate -- High level zoom -- Price: Under $300 What's Great About It: -- 2MB of internal memory in addition to a card slot. I find that saving images to internal memory is much faster than saving to a card.
Excerpt: Estoy sorprendido con las capacidades y flexibilidad de esta cámara, sin tener que caer en las complicaciones de una cámara reflex y con una calidad muy parecida. Finalmente si tus fotos las vas a ver en la pantalla de una computadora o cuando mucho en una pantalla LCD es mas que suficiente