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Overall Score

Olympus SP-820UZ

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
An award winning compact camera with good features
Compact 14MP 40x Yes Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus SP-820UZ Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have ranked the Olympus SP-820UZ number 615 across all digital cameras.
79
6 Reviews + 1 Award
60
Good Features
37
3 Years Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%. This digital camera has received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The SP-820UZ has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Very small digital zoom

Olympus SP-820UZ In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review site PhotographyBlog.com decided that this Olympus digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Olympus camera is 72% based on four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and toptenreviews.com.

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Olympus Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 6,224 expert and user reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews. We also found that Olympus has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Olympus SP-820UZ's sensor megapixels of 14MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The SP-820UZ's optical zoom of 40x is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the SP-820UZ of 3.4 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SP-820UZ has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Quite Fast Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000062s and 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s. The SP-820UZ's camera shutter speed of 0.25s is fairly fast compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus SP-820UZ has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The weight of the Olympus SP-820UZ of 485g is in the heaviest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the SP-820UZ of only 4x is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Olympus SP-820UZ's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 9% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The SP-820UZ features brightness adjustment. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SP-820UZ has an HDMI port. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The SP-820UZ features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus SP-820UZ does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus SP-820UZ supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the SP-820UZ of 0.01m is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The Olympus SP-820UZ features face detection. 89% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The SP-820UZ features saturation adjustment. 88% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. 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.

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Energy Star Certified

The SP-820UZ is Energy Star certified. 98% of cameras are not Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus SP-820UZ does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus SP-820UZ features date imprinting, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not feature date imprinting.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The SP-820UZ has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The SP-820UZ's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Four Aspherical Lenses

The Olympus SP-820UZ is a four aspherical lens digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus SP-820UZ's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 896mm is quite long compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the SP-820UZ 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

Other Popular Comparisons With The Olympus SP-820UZ

Frequently Asked Questions About the Olympus SP-820UZ

Bigger optical zoom
0.6 smaller minimum aperture number
Higher megapixel
895mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Marginally better expert reviews
41% bigger digital zoom
15g lighter
Smaller maximum aperture number

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