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Olympus SP-820UZ

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 14 megapixel 40 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 14MP 40x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus SP-820UZ Review

87
5 Reviews + 1 Award
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50
Good Features
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Fairly big optical zoom
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution
Heavy

Olympus SP-820UZ In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This Olympus camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com who concluded that this digital camera was great.

Average Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and toptenreviews.com have rated this Olympus digital camera on average 72%.

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Olympus Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,180 user and expert reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Olympus SP-820UZ has a pretty typical megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus SP-820UZ has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Heavy

With a weight of 485 grams, the Olympus SP-820UZ is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. The average weight of cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the SP-820UZ has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras. The average optical zoom of digital cameras is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SP-820UZ has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The SP-820UZ has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus SP-820UZ does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras do support Wi-Fi.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The SP-820UZ features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The SP-820UZ features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The SP-820UZ features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus SP-820UZ features date imprinting. Most of the other digital cameras also feature date imprinting.

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Features Face Detection

The SP-820UZ features face detection. Most of the other cameras also feature face detection.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the SP-820UZ has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.7, the SP-820UZ has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Energy Star Certified

The SP-820UZ is Energy Star certified, unlike most of the other cameras which are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SP-820UZ has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The SP-820UZ does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SP-820UZ supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Olympus SP-820UZ has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 22.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the SP-820UZ 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 supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Olympus digital camera. This Olympus camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Four Aspherical Lenses

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the Olympus SP-820UZ which has four aspherical lenses.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus SP-820UZ has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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4288 X 2416 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SP-820UZ has a 4288 x 2416 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 960. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SP-820UZ has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SP-820UZ has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (896 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SP-820UZ has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in October 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sp820uzzildigfoto1440xol, olympus v103050su000, olympus v103050be000, olympus om04198ean, info v103050be000, olympus sp820uz, info sp820uz
Barcodes 00050332183919, 00545350041984, 04545350041984, 04545350041991, 05053973977959

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