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Olympus SP-820UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the zoom and price are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Opinions about the storage and durability are mixed, while there are some critical reviews about the exposure and memory.

usability, portability, performance, price, zoom

memory, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-820UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus SP-820UZ Digital Camera Review

 

Olympus' latest ultra-zoom camera, the SP-820UZ, has an 40x optical zoom lens. Daniel Bell reviews.

Feature packed; Good amount of optical zoom; Decent value for money; Body is small and light considering the amount of zoom; Image quality is good

Battery cover is fiddly

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus SP-820UZ Sample Shots

 

Here are a some sample photos taken on the 40x optical zoom lens Olympus SP-820UZ.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS Review

 

This camera offers a big zoom for a low price. It tends to expose accurately and its flash is powerful. However, image quality is not tops, full-resolution burst is slow, and manual modes are lacking. But if rapid-fire low-res burst and 19 Beauty Fix...

Powerful 40x zoom ; Very wide 22mm view ; Fast 3M burst modes ; Quick startup ; Easy menu navigation ; Minimal shutter lag ; High light sensitivity (ISO) ; Powerful built-in flash ; Fun creative modes ; Runs on AA batteries

Full-resolution burst is limited ; Image quality could be better ; Auto focus could be faster ; Lacks manual controls ; Does not support UHS speed class cards

This camera offers a big zoom for a low price. It tends to expose accurately and its flash is powerful. However, image quality is not tops, full-resolution burst is slow, and manual modes are lacking. But if rapid-fire low-res burst and 19 Beauty Fix...

Dec, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Olympus SP-820UZ Review

 

The Olympus SP-820UZ is the successor to last year's SP-810UZ camera. The Olympus SP-820UZ is an AA battery powered ultra-zoom digital compact camera with a 40x optical zoom, 22.4mm wide-angle view and a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor. Other standout...

The Olympus SP-820UZ adds a lot of great features to a super-zoom camera that we already liked. This new model benefits from an even bigger 40x zoom lens, better image quality thanks to the new CMOS sensor, faster autofocusing, and more refined...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Not Right for me

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I bought this camera when my Fuji S8000fd failed and at the time most Bridge Camera had no view finder. I was assured that not having a view finder was not a problem as the display would be fine in bright sunlight. Taking photographs in bright sunlight...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

gbnisbet

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Dipping my toes into the world of photography, I find this camera a breeze to use. I did my research through Which? and bought it on that evidence alone. Not disappointed. It's hard to say how good it is as I have nothing else to compare it to but my...

May, 2014

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Brilliant zoom, but.....

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I bought this for its amazing 40X optical zoom, with good image stabilisation (which I hadn't come across before). I wasn't disappointed. But there are drawbacks to this camera. It uses 4AA batteries, which add enormously to the bulk and weight,...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Impressed

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Very impressed. I moved up from the (also good) compact Canon Ixus (4 MP) but this is a whole class better. Brilliant colours, exquisite HD video, very sharp ultra macro, and even the super-tele shots are pretty good thanks to the effective image...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

Excellent

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Brilliant camera!

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Olympus Stylus Traveller SP-820UZ

 

great features good picture quality lots of functions and settings

takes reading the leaflet and getting to grips with using not simple

Apr, 2014

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