Olympus 820 Review
|Full model name:||Olympus Stylus 820|
|Sensor size:||1/2.35 inch
(6.0mm x 4.5mm)
|Extended ISO:||50 - 3200|
|Shutter:||4 - 1/2000|
3.8 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(96 x 56 x 24 mm)
|Full specs:||Olympus 820 specifications|
The Olympus Stylus 820 has a clean, pocket friendly chassis, and includes both an eight megapixel CCD image sensor and Olympus-branded 5x optical zoom lens - a more useful range than the 3x zooms in most digicams. The 820 also sports a 2.7" LCD display with a higher than average resolution of 230,000 pixels. The LCD is the sole method of framing images, given that the 820 offers no form of optical viewfinder. The Olympus 820 packs its features into an all-weather metal body that can handle rain, sleet and snow.
Other features include a whopping 20 scene modes, an ISO range of 50 to 3200, a reasonably generous 47MB of built-in memory, and an xD-Picture card storage slot. The Stylus 820 also offers face detection autofocus and auto exposure, Shadow Adjustment technology which compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail, and an in-camera panoramic stitching mode which is performed simply by pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.
Power for the Stylus 820 comes courtesy of a proprietary Lithium Ion battery. Connectivity consists of USB 2.0 (high-speed), A/V out (NTSC/PAL switchable) and DC input, via a multi-terminal connector.
The Olympus Stylus 820 ships from September 2007, priced at around US$250.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.