Olympus SP-800 UZ

(September 2010)

A megazoom, well featured, digital bridge camera, the Olympus SP-800 UZ (ultrazoom) possesses good specifications and at a reasonable price.

What’s good about the SP800:

  • Versatile zoom takes telephoto range up to a massive 840mm equivalent
  • Fantastic flash range

What’s disappointing:

  • Limited battery life (and not AA batteries)
  • Focus issues at long focal lengths or in dim light

Our review rating – 62%

Key features:
Megapixels 14.0
Optical Zoom 30x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 28mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 840mm
Continuous shooting (max) 0.85fps at full resolution, 7.7fps at 5MP
Built in flash – max range 10.2m
Hot Shoe for external flash? No
Macro minimum 10mm
Video 720p HD, 30fps Mono
Weight 416g
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) £125 (Used)
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