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Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller
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Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller Digital Camera

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14MP 26x CMOS Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- 26x wide optical zoom- 14 Megapixel CMOS- 1080p Full HD Movie An Olympus Ultra Zoom Traveller camera wears its class on its sleeve there's no mistaking the huge optical zoom lens on the front,... More
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One Industry Award

The writer at PhotographyBlog.com endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This bridge camera camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Brand

On average Olympus bridge camera digital cameras have good ratings as do all cameras manufactured by Olympus.

Good Size

One person who bought the product concluded that it was thin. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “This type of camera is a high zoom all-in-one model with easy functionality and lots of fun thin” .

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller which do not support video capability, the Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller supports video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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Light

The average weight of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 510g, and the weights range from 120g to 910g. The Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is fairly light (only 376 grams) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 4288 x 2416. Across all bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this Olympus camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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TFT Display

The Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Olympus camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi. The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 14.4 megapixels, the Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. The least total megapixels of cameras of a similar spec and age to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller is 12MP, the most is 22MP, and the average total megapixels is 17MP.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The slowest camera shutter speeds of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller range from 2s to 120s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and type is 6.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20. At only 5.6, the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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Only Three Number of Aspheric Elementss

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller have between 1 and 11 number of aspheric elementss, including the Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller which has three number of aspheric elementss.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26 millimeters, the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of this age and spec range from 4.5mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.2, the Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Olympus released the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller over five years ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

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Average Optical Zoom

At 26 times zoom factor, the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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Average Megapixel

The Olympus SP-720UZ Kit Traveller has a fairly standard megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-720UZ Kit Traveller.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed

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Expert Reviews

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6 December 2012

PhotographyBlog.com

Olympus recently reshaped the structure of their digital cameras to make it easier to understand. The SP-720UZ now falls under the Traveller range of cameras. This type of camera is a high zoom... Read more…

11 November 2002

Med 8x optisk zoom, upplösning på 1984x1488 bildpunkter och en del manuella lägen får Olympus C-720 goda omdömen i testerna, även om den också har sina brister...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sp720u, sp720uz, sp720uzil, sp720uzzwa, olympus sp720, olympus sp720u, olympus sp720uz, olympus v103030su000
Barcodes 00050332181892, 04545350039189, 04545350039196, 08432932007468
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