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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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19 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 1,714 expert and user reviews for Olympus 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 MILC digital cameras range.

Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus SP-810UZ owner thought it was able to produce good images. Technave.com said four years ago “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 Olympus SP-810UZ reviewer wrote that the Olympus SP-810UZ 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 similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best sensor type amongst all MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst sensor type across similar types of camera is MOS.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at including the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to the SP-810UZ range from 2x to 150x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. At 144 times zoom factor, the SP-810UZ has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-810UZ.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SP-810UZ supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, 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].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SP-810UZ has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price], the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Olympus SP-810UZ is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-810UZ is 0.05m, the largest is 0.3m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.22m. At only 0.05 meters, the SP-810UZ has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SP-810UZ.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the SP-810UZ of 864 millimeters is one of the longest amongst comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the SP-810UZ. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar type and age to the SP-810UZ is 27mm and the longest is 870mm.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The SP-810UZ is a five number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years 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 MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this digital camera. The white balances Fluorescent and Tungsten are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Shooting Modess

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of shooting modes than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-810UZ. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Has One Image Editing

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

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The SP-810UZ has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO sensitivitys "64", "100", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Features One Light Metering

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

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 64, the Olympus SP-810UZ has a very small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-810UZ have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 130.

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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 MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ which support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Olympus SP-810UZ does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm[plb_1609267_price], the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price], or the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SP-810UZ does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The SP-810UZ is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SP-810UZ does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-810UZ also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The SP-810UZ has one of the lower megapixels (only 14 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SP-810UZ is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

If this MILC camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the 1 J3[pl_1858479_price] (14.2MP), or the 1 AW1[pl_2020636_price] (14.2MP) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The SP-810UZ is one of the heavier MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ (413 grams) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 330g.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

At only 1.1 times zoom factor, the SP-810UZ has a quite low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SP-810UZ have playback zoom (max)s of between 1.1x and 39x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 16x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Olympus SP-810UZ has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital 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 MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus digital camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.21" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SP-810UZ is 2.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 14MB to 16GB. The SP-810UZ has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 14 megabytes) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

When compared to other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP-810UZ, the ISO sensitivity (max) of the Olympus SP-810UZ of only 1,600 is one of the lowest. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP-810UZ range from 1,600 to 410,000.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP-810UZ is 19MP. The SP-810UZ has a fairly few total megapixels (only 14.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SP-810UZ.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SP-810UZ that we have assessed, the slowest camera shutter speed of the SP-810UZ of only 4 seconds is one of the shortest. MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 240s.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SP-810UZ range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Olympus SP-810UZ has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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

The 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the worst light exposure correction across all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ.

The best light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SP-810UZ

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SP-810UZ has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-810UZ.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price], and the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at 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 is also higher rated.

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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 the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time 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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