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Olympus SP-720UZ Digital Camera

MILC 14MP CMOS 4x Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Good quality lens
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this medium megapixel camera was good.

Good Expert Reviews

This Olympus digital camera received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review website PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Brand

We checked 4,447 expert and owner reviews (including 623 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 88% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert website Photographyblog.com scored the Olympus SP-720UZ 7 stars and wrote “This type of camera is a high zoom all-in-one model with easy functionality and lots of fun thin”.

Heavy

The SP-720UZ is one of the heavier cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera (376 grams) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg.

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Good Quality Lens

One Olympus SP-720UZ reviewer who reviewed the Olympus SP-720UZ reckoned that it had a good zoom.


Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 26 times zoom factor, the SP-720UZ has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 350mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 676 millimeters, the SP-720UZ has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 2.5, the smallest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the SP-720UZ has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus SP-720UZ has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SP-720UZ supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SP-720UZ has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Date Imprinting

The SP-720UZ features date imprinting. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature date imprinting.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus SP-720UZ has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SP-720UZ has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SP-720UZ has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SP-720UZ has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this 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. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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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 most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

The best image resolution across similar types of camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SP-720UZ features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus SP-720UZ features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The SP-720UZ has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The SP-720UZ features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SP-720UZ does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The SP-720UZ has an HDMI, 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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Supports PictBridge

The Olympus SP-720UZ supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus SP-720UZ has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus SP-720UZ has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

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

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The SP-720UZ features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus SP-720UZ has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the SP-720UZ is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SP-720UZ does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The SP-720UZ does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 15 megabytes, the SP-720UZ has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 8MB and the biggest is 8GB.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Olympus camera was released in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus SP-720UZ has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Product Identifiers

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

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