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Olympus SP-810UZ
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Olympus SP-810UZ Digital Camera

14MP 36x CCD Oct 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- Most powerful 36x wide optical zoom (24-864mm*) for stunning close-ups and group shots- Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur with fast-moving shots- Eye-Fi Card compatibility for automatic... More
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21 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 1,704 owner and expert reviews, Olympus has good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically within its MILC cameras range.

Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus SP-810UZ reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Technave.com mentioned “The SP-810UZ is suitable for those who are just starting to discover that they love snapping photographs of everything, from still backgrounds to objects in motion” in their Olympus SP-810UZ review.

Good Size

One Olympus SP-810UZ owner considered that the Olympus SP-810UZ was compact. Three years ago expert website Technave.com wrote “The world's longest zoom in a compact camera!The Olympus SP-810UZ was made for travelers”.

CCD Sensor Type

The SP-810UZ has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SP-810UZ.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S80 ($223.34), and the Canon PowerShot G12 ($675.12) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 144 times zoom factor, the SP-810UZ has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the digital zooms range from 2x to 150x.

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3D Compatible

The SP-810UZ is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SP-810UZ are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99), or the Samsung NX1100.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The SP-810UZ supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V1 ($402.86), the Sony NEX-7 ($883.13), or the Samsung NX1100.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the SP-810UZ has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon 1 V1 ($402.86), and the Pentax K-01 ($518.92) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95), and the Lumix DMC-GX7 ($559.95) both from Panasonic or the Nikon 1 V1 ($402.86) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports One Image Format

The Olympus SP-810UZ has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The image formats RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-810UZ have closest focusing distances of between 0.018m and 0.3m. The SP-810UZ has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.05 meters) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-810UZ.

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Features Four Flash Modes

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 864 millimeters, the SP-810UZ's maximum focal length is one of the longest amongst MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ. The average maximum focal length of MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago is 110mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 27mm to 870mm.

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Five Aspheric Elements

The Olympus SP-810UZ is a five aspheric element digital camera.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Fluorescent and Tungsten are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the SP-810UZ is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Olympus camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO speeds "64", "100", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the SP-810UZ is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Olympus digital camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 105.9 millimeters, the SP-810UZ is quite narrow compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-810UZ. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-810UZ have widths of between 98mm and 170mm, and the average width is 120mm.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 50 and the biggest is 200. The Olympus SP-810UZ has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 64) amongst cameras of this age.

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19 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SP-810UZ does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SP-810UZ which support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the 1 V1 ($402.86), or the 1 J3 ($94.95) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SP-810UZ do not support WiFi connectivity. The Olympus SP-810UZ is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS. The Olympus SP-810UZ is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Galaxy NX, or the NX1100 both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Olympus SP-810UZ does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-810UZ also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

The SP-810UZ is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Olympus SP-810UZ has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 14 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SP-810UZ range from 2.3MP to 46MP.

If this MILC digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the 1 J3 ($94.95) (14.2MP), the 1 S2 (14.2MP), or the 1 AW1 ($199.95) (14.2MP) all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 70g to 680g. With a weight of 413 grams, the SP-810UZ is one of the heavier comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-810UZ the maximum playback zooms range from 1.1x to 39x. With a maximum playback zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the SP-810UZ has one of the lower maximum playback zooms amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.21 and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 960|1600 x 1200|1920 x 1080|2048 x 1536|2560 x 1920|3264 x 2448|4288 x 2416, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Supports One Power Source

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported power source is Battery, but this power source is not supported by this Olympus camera. The power sources AC are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the SP-810UZ is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Manual, but this shooting mode is not found on this Olympus camera. The shooting modes Auto, Movie and Program are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Olympus SP-810UZ has one of the smaller internal memory (only 14 megabytes) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The internal memory of digital cameras of this type and age range from 1MB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 2GB.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 410,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 25,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the SP-810UZ's maximum ISO speed is one of the lowest amongst MILC cameras that are a similar age to the SP-810UZ.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

Across all the MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 18MP. With a total megapixel count of only 14.5 megapixels, the SP-810UZ has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus SP-810UZ has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.25s and 240s.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Olympus SP-810UZ has one of the lower display resolutions amongst digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution of cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-810UZ is 750,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only ± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Olympus SP-810UZ has a wider light exposure correction than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the worst light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SP-810UZ.

The best light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Thick

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the SP-810UZ have depths of between 22mm and 95mm. At 73.5 millimeters, the SP-810UZ is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-810UZ.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SP-810UZ

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the SP-810UZ has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-810UZ.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon 1 V1 ($402.86), the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($61.99), or the Pentax Q7 ($708.99) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the NX300M ($597.84) (3.31" and higher rated), or the NX300 ($657.68) (3.31" and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Leica T (Typ 701) ($1,281.99) (3.7" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Olympus released the SP-810UZ.

1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range

Expert Reviews

30 September 2013

The SP-810UZ is suitable for those who are just starting to discover that they love snapping photographs of everything, from still backgrounds to objects in motion. If you can get over the fact...

Potny zoom
Duy zakres ogniskowej 36x)
Szerokoktny obiektyw
Wygodna rkoje
El sensor de imagen es de 14 megapixeles
Spadek ostroci przy krawdziach obrazu
Mierna wierno odwzorowania detali
Niska rozdzielczo wywietlacza
Mao przyciskw przez co konieczne jest ustawianie podstawowych parametrw w menu podrcznym
Aparat nie pozwala na zoomowanie podczas rejestracji wideo

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sp810u, sp810uz, sp810uzzwa, sp810black, olympus sp810, olympus sp810u, olympus sp810uz
Barcodes 00050332181007, 00503321809944, 03610170016175, 03610170532408, 04545350038151, 04545350038168, 05053676809236, 08432932006171
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