Express Review posted for Olympus SP-800UZ!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 10:48 EDT)
Things have really gotten competitive in the megazoom digital camera market this year, with almost all the big names in imaging competing for a slice of one very hot pie. The Olympus SP-800UZ has one of the most powerful lenses of the bunch, offering an incredible 30x zoom range that reaches all the way out to a jaw-dropping 840mm-equivalent telephoto.
Beyond this attention grabbing optic, Olympus has clearly tried to differentiate its flagship megazoom from the competition. To achieve this, it's gifted the Olympus SP-800UZ with a sturdy metal body, rather than the more commonplace plastic. Unlike competing megazoom digital cameras, the Olympus SP800UZ also forgoes an electronic viewfinder, in the interests of reducing body size. A 14 megapixel imager and 3-inch LCD panel ensure the Olympus SP-800UZ doesn't
lag its competitors on these frequently-compared specs, either. All things considered, the Olympus SP-800 offers an interesting package that manages to set itself apart in a hard-fought market, and deserves attention from anyone considering 2010's megazoom digital camera offerings. Click here for our Express Review of the Olympus SP-800UZ digital camera.