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

MILC 14MP 36x Oct 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

MILC cameras produced by Olympus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Olympus also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus SP-810UZ owner who bought the Olympus SP-810UZ considered that it was able to produce good images. Technave.com wrote “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”.

Good Size

One customer who purchased it said that it was compact. 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 most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it have a MOS sensor type. 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.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type amongst similar types of camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus SP-810UZ of 144 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of this age and spec. MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 150x.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SP-810UZ supports video capability. Most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], and the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SP-810UZ, the SP-810UZ has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], and the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this MILC digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] (SD| SDHC| SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Olympus SP-810UZ has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The image formats supporteds RAW are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP-810UZ is 0.22m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.05m to 0.3m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.05 meters, the SP-810UZ has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 27mm and 870mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 130mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 864 millimeters, the Olympus SP-810UZ's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The SP-810UZ is a five number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ only have between one and four number of aspheric elementss.

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Has Two White Balances

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Fluorescent and Tungsten are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Has Three Shooting Modess

The Olympus SP-810UZ has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Manual, but this shooting modes is not found on this Olympus camera. The shooting modess Auto, Movie and Program are also found on this camera.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the SP-810UZ is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Olympus camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SP-810UZ.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SP-810UZ is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivitys "64", "100", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Features One Light Metering

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of light metering modes than most MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Spot are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the SP-810UZ has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst MILC cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 10mm to 42mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 64, the SP-810UZ's ISO sensitivity (min) is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 50 to 200.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SP-810UZ does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec which support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SP-810UZ does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the SP-810UZ also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

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

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The Olympus SP-810UZ is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ do not have an image stabilizer. The SP-810UZ is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The SP-810UZ has a quite low megapixel (only 14 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SP-810UZ. Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ the megapixels range from 2.3MP to 46MP.

If this MILC digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (14.2MP and higher rated).

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SP-810UZ the weights range from 70g to 680g. With a weight of 413 grams, the Olympus SP-810UZ is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SP-810UZ.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SP-810UZ the playback zoom (max)s range from 1.1x to 39x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 16x. At only 1.1 times zoom factor, the SP-810UZ has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SP-810UZ. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the SP-810UZ is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Olympus camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SP-810UZ. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.21" are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 14 megabytes, the Olympus SP-810UZ has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average internal memory of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-810UZ is 2.5GB.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-810UZ is 1,600 and the highest is 410,000. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SP-810UZ, the ISO sensitivity (max) of the SP-810UZ of only 1,600 is one of the lowest.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ range from 12MP to 48MP. With a total megapixels of only 14.5 megapixels, the Olympus SP-810UZ has a quite few total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the SP-810UZ.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 42s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the SP-810UZ has one of the shortest slowest camera shutter speeds amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SP-810UZ the display resolution (numeric)s range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the SP-810UZ has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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

The Olympus SP-810UZ has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the worst light exposure correction across all MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SP-810UZ.

Across similar types of camera the best light exposure correction is ± 5EV (1/3EV step).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SP-810UZ

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus SP-810UZ has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-810UZ.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], and the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this MILC digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31"), the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] (3.31"), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7") all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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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 typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode 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 Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD 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
Connection to PC
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
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
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed

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

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 March 2012 by M. Neale
(Verified Purchase)

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sp810u, sp810uz, olympus v103020bu000
Barcodes 00050332181007, 00503321809944, 03610170016175, 03610170532408, 04545350038151, 04545350038168, 05053676809236, 08432932006171
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