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Light and more impressive design, equipped with a small and powerful wide optical zoom, the Olympus SP-800UZ makes other contenders pale in comparison. Whether snapping photos...Read more
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Not to be used in the rain, so in the UK it's basically useless
Bought this camera in June. First used at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August (when it was raining). The next day, the LCD screen went blank and the camera stopped worki...Read more
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2nd choice Olympus
Couldn't get a good price on the Panasonic I was interested in, so took the Olympus as 2nd choice. No such thing. The Olympus is all that I hoped for and more. 30x optical zoo...Read more
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Light and more impressive design, equipped with a small and powerful wide optical zoom, the Olympus SP-800UZ makes other contenders pale in comparison. Whether snapping photos or trying out the HD movie shooting option, a colossal internal memory gives you the freedom to capture more. A built-in dual image stabilization provides rendering clean, sharp images and high-speed shooting let you get extra-close and shoot extra-fast - just what you need to get that once in a lifetime shot. The sheer variety of SP series features lets you take your very best shots, for example AF tracking follows your subject even when in motion, and i-Auto identifies your shooting environment, automatically adjusting your camera settings.

Product Identifiers
BrandOlympus
ModelSP-800UZ
MPNN3837592
EAN050332173583, 4545350028541, 4545350028558, 609722091916, 609722091923

Key Features
Camera TypeCompact
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom5x
Sensor Resolution14.0 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.33"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Macro Focus Range1cm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera28 - 840mm

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed4 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Programme
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (3Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 6400 (3Mpix), ISO 800, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max6400

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range10.2 m
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions
Depth8.5 cm
Height7.3 cm
Width10.7 cm
Weight416 gr

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - colour
Display Size3"

Microphone
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
HDMI OutputYes
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple MacOS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP

Battery
Battery Description1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 925 mAh ( included )
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatMPEG-4
Still Image FormatJPEG, RAW

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Features720p HD Video Recording, Audio Recording, Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), Built-in Help Guide, Built-in Speaker, DPOF Support, Direct Print, Exif Print support, Face Detection, Histogram Display, Interval Shooting Mode, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge Support, RGB primary colour filter, Scene Detection Technology, Shadow Adjustment Technology, USB 2.0 compatibility, USB charging, YouTube capture mode, brightness control, built-in LED illuminator, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, display brightness control, dual image stabilization, in-camera panorama preview, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, saturation control
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame movie mode

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsBeach/snow, Bird watching, Candle, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Indoor, Landscape, Multi-firework, Multiple exposure, Night scene, Night scene with portrait, PET, Portrait mode, Soft background, Sports mode, Sunset
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per second

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Olympus SP-800UZ 14.0 MP Digital Camera - Silver
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Not to be used in the rain, so in the UK it's basically useless

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 | No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
Created: 11/11/11
Bought this camera in June. First used at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August (when it was raining). The next day, the LCD screen went blank and the camera stopped working. Camera sent back to Olympus for repair, but upon using it on Guy Fawkes Night at a Firework display (when it was also raining) the camera stopped working again and the screen went blank. Conclusion - the camera only works when its bright and sunny, and given that the UK gets more than its fair share of rain its surely not unreasonable to buy a camera that actually works when we get a bit of the wet stuff. Its not like I plan to go deep-sea diving with this camera, but I really expect better for the £250 it cost me - I've never had any problems at all with any cheaper ordinary digital cameras in the £60-£100 price bracket, paying more in this case left me £250 out of pocket with Olympus now insisting that by using it in the rain I've invalidated the warranty (!!)

Provided its used in certain conditions, the 30x zoom is pretty much the best specification you can get for a bridge camera at this price level, which is the main reason I spent more than I usually would on a new camera as I thought I was getting the best. For a while there, I was really pleased with my new purchase, but after speaking with Olympus Customer Service for the best part of the morning, I really wouldn't recommend this make or model to anybody - unless you get some kind of waterproof cover to fit over it. Quite honestly, I expected a better build quality from a firm like Olympus - it's only a little rain for god's sake, it's not like I deliberately submerged it in the bath ! I will never buy an Olympus again.
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2nd choice Olympus

Created: 07/07/10
Review for: Olympus SP-800UZ 14.0 MP Digital Camera - Silver
Couldn't get a good price on the Panasonic I was interested in, so took the Olympus as 2nd choice. No such thing. The Olympus is all that I hoped for and more. 30x optical zoom, video and so many pre-sets even the novice could use it with ease.
As for the supplier.... Brilliant. Goods recieved within 48 hours, well packaged, complete and intact.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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A pleasure to operate

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 07/09/11
It is a very small lightweight camera with loads of features and very well worth the money. It has many features you will find on many more expensive digital slr cameras and has the added bonus of using RAW files.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent digital camera with 30x optical zoom

Created: 06/08/10
Review for: Olympus SP-800UZ 14.0 MP Digital Camera - Silver
It's a fantastic camera (Olympus SP-800UZ 14 Megapixel Digital Camera) with a spectacular 30x optical zoom, a huge internal memory up to 2GB, i-Auto for automatically adjusting settings and many others important specifications. I was, however, disappointed by the failing of instructions in Greek language and the cheapie strap.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Olympus SP 800 UZ: Brilliant!

Created: 06/08/10
Review for: Olympus SP-800UZ 14.0 MP Digital Camera - Silver
I was astounded at how rapidly technology has moved forward, and how low prices have become in just the last few months.
The massive 30X optical zoom on this product has to be seen to be believed.
It is, quite literally, mind numbing.
Picture quality of course, outstanding, with 14 megapixels.

For comparison, I bought a 5X zoom camera, 10 megpix just 6 months earlier, at approximately half the price I paid for this; and there really is no comparison between the two.

My advice?
Spend the little bit extra, and buy one of these!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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