Olympus SP-800UZ reviews and prices: Hybrid camera

80 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 80 reviews.
Olympus SP-800UZ: 14.7 MP (Megapixels), 30x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Digital Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Hybrid camera. See full product description
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Chris, Leighton Buzzard Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good fit. Doddle to use even for a techno misfit like me! Good size screen image means I can see clearly without my spec's which is great. Lots of features for me to get my head round but the amount of options will reduce the head scratching I normally do. Lovely piece of kit.
Bad points:
I would have preferred a good old fashioned written manual so that I can study everything that the camera has to offer - but that's just me!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2011

Sean, Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I bought this camera for my 12 year old as a step up from her current camera. She loves it and it has expanded her knowledge and interest in photography.
Bad points:
None really.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 May 2011

Kaylee, Sheffield Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The camera itself for the price am pleased with, the 30x optical zoom is absolutely perfect and crystal clear! beautiful imagery! Camera is really light and so easy to use, gives you examples of what certain modes you go on are for. Some great modes what you can choose from and you don't have to fuss about changing lenses ect as it's a bridge camera.
Bad points:
Only a few niggles with this camera, for one, some of the modes aren't so good for example pet mode, makes the image go very grainy which is a shame as the images on for example beauty come out absolutely faultless and another niggle is the recording. For some reason, alot of cameras these days do not zoom in and out whilst filming, this is one of them, which is a shame or it would be perfect. But i find this a very key point in any camera, you want to be able to zoom in and out of your subjects and if your subject comes closer you have to stop filming and change the zoom then record again. I'm sure the SP-600UZ did zoom in and out whist recording when i tried it in the shop but i cannot be sure for definite, i'd like to know why they haven't put this key element in.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jan 2011

Cynthia, Pembrokeshire Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I have not had the camera long but find it is easy to get around the various programmes. The Zoom is exellant but you need a steady hand for useing it at full zoom. Overall a good Camera for my use.
Bad points:
It would be easier if the programmes were on a dial rather than having to go into the menu.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Mar 2011

Bev, South Yorkshire Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very good zoom and easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
excellent zoom facility, light weight
Bad points:
quite complicated to use to start with
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Mar 2011

Chris, Kington, Herefordshire Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic zoom, good picture quality, ease of use.
Bad points:
No manual supplied - download one from the web. Small point. No separate charger supplied - can only charge in-camera as supplied.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2011

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Product Features

Camera Type Hybrid
Optical zoom ratio 30
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 5
Type of image stabiliser Digital Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 418
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 107.3x73.4x84.7
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 2000
Release date 2010-02-09
Height in mm 73.4
Width in mm 107.3
Depth in mm 84.7
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 840
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: Olympus SP 800, Olympus SP800UZ, "Olympus SP-800UZ, OLYMPUS sp-800

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Manufacturer's Description

The new features of the most powerful ultra-zoom compact, the SP-800UZ, offer ultimate versatility for innovative photography, but without the inconvenience of heavy duty equipment. Experience the action as though you were ringside with the groundbreaking 30x wide optical zoom (28-840mm*). Outclassing all pretenders to the point-and-shoot zoom title, the SP-800UZ makes sure you always have a front row seat.

The built-in Dual Image Stabilisation of the 14 Megapixel camera guarantees defined image clarity, and high-speed shooting at up to 15fps means you’ll document the action blow by blow. But why not record the whole event using the new HD movie option? A heavyweight internal memory of up to 2GB means you can store plenty of videos and images, and an SD card slot enables further storage capacity. Check your shots on the new 3” LCD in wide 16:9 format. And if you need help or simply want to investigate your creative options, just consult the In-Camera Manual – with the new scroll dial, you can adjust your camera’s functions more intuitively.

A handy USB port facilitates battery recharging. The SP-800UZ truly bridges the gap between taking and sharing photos. When it’s time to admire your handiwork or show off to friends, explore your archive using the new Photo Surfing tool. Thanks to [ib] software, people in your photos (using face recognition technology), places (using GPS technology), and events can be tagged automatically. You can even surf from one picture to the next in high definition quality on HDMI compatible HDTVs.


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