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Olympus SP-720UZ

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A Venerable 14 Megapixel 26 Times Zoom Factor Camera
MILC 14MP CMOS Black Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date

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Olympus SP-720UZ Review

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1 Review + 1 Award
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65
23 Great Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
53
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4288 x 3216 still image resolution
Has a hand strap
Very small internal memory
Very small maximum aperture number

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Olympus SP-720UZ In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review site PhotographyBlog.com who said that this digital camera was very good.

Good Expert Reviews

This Olympus camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PhotographyBlog.com. The expert review sites don't rate this digital camera that highly.

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Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 5,263 user and expert reviews (including 648 verified purchases), Olympus has good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The SP-720UZ has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most new cameras. Most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Olympus camera have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 4288 x 2416. New similar spec cameras still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus SP-720UZ has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Features Voice Recording

The Olympus SP-720UZ features voice recording, as do most of the other latest similar spec cameras.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 676 millimeters, the Olympus SP-720UZ has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other latest cameras. Across all the similar age medium megapixel digital cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 340mm.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SP-720UZ has an HDMI port, as do most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SP-720UZ has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 15 megabytes, the Olympus SP-720UZ has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 8MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 320MB.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SP-720UZ has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The SP-720UZ has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The SP-720UZ supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SP-720UZ supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by new medium megapixel digital cameras. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the SP-720UZ is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 2.7 and the largest is 130. At only 5.6, the SP-720UZ has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus SP-720UZ has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most latest digital cameras.

This digital camera's image resolution (4288 x 3216 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

The best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SP-720UZ has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus SP-720UZ features histogram. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature histogram.

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14 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14 megapixels digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus SP-720UZ has an AC adapter included. Most of the other latest digital cameras also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The SP-720UZ has a built-in flash. Most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus SP-720UZ does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new comparable spec cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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3D

The Olympus SP-720UZ is 3D. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also are 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SP-720UZ does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras do support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

The SP-720UZ supports video capability. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 0.34x and the biggest is 81x. The Olympus SP-720UZ has a fairly big optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SP-720UZ has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SP-720UZ has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Heavy

The Olympus SP-720UZ is fairly heavy (376 grams) compared to most of the other latest digital cameras. Across all the similar age medium megapixel digital cameras the weights range from 59g to 1.3kg.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The SP-720UZ features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SP-720UZ has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other new digital cameras.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus SP-720UZ features date imprinting. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature date imprinting.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus SP-720UZ features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The SP-720UZ does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The SP-720UZ has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera was released in November 2012.


Olympus SP-720UZ Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus SP-720UZ review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,506 product attributes, 188,285 digital camera reviews and 3,224,500 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v103030su000, olympus sp720uz, sp720uzil
Barcodes 04545350039189, 04545350039196, 08432932007468

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