Summary: The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS sports a 40x high-zoom lens that also shoots 1080p HD video. It has a wide ISO range with a focal length to match. While the camera has a powerful lens and recording system, it lacks many of the customizable shooting features you find with DSL cameras. All the presets tie themselves to shutter speed and aperture settings, and the camera is capable of handing HDR and panoramic shots.
Pros: The camera has a 40x optical zoom and can record 1080p video.
Cons: The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS lacks a viewfinder.
Excerpt: , now with 40x optical zoom instead of 36x as found on the previous model. These super-zoom cameras tend to be great for those on a budget, but this new model carries an RRP of £279.00. The price is bound to fall on release, but will still be comfortably above the £200 mark. Let's take a look to see what Olympus have done to justify the extra money.
Pros: Feature packed, Good amount of optical zoom, Decent value for money, Body is small and light considering the amount of zoom, Image quality is good
Cons: No manual controls, No GPS, Battery cover is fiddly