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The rest of the spec is equally impressive with a super wide-angle lens, full HD, highspeed, adjustable-frame rate movie recording, high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and TruePic V image processor featuring among the array of advanced features the SP-820UZ boosts.
The SP-820UZ has an ergonomic comfort grip and the professional looks of a top-of-the-range camera. It will be available in black from late October for £279.99.
Olympus SP-820UZ Features:
- 40x super-wide angle optical zoom lens with 22.4-896mm**
- iHS technologies
- 14 Megapixel CMOS sensor
- TruePic V image engine
- 1080p Full HD Movie with sound plus, Multi-motion Movie IS and high-speed movie recording
- Dual Image Stabilisation
- Super-resolution Zoom
- Eye-Fi Card compatibility
- 3inch colour LCD (460,000 dots)
- Smart Panorama
- HDR Backlight Adjustment
- Handheld Starlight Mode
- Face Detection and Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology
- Advanced Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking
- Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions
- Photo with Movie Clip for shooting movies while taking still shots
- Magic Filters for adding creative effects to HD movies and/or stills
- Beauty Make-up Mode
- Pet Detection Mode
- High-speed sequential shooting
- Super macro for macros just 1cm from the lens
- [ib] software for browsing, organising and viewing images by person, place, location or event
- HDMI technology for controlling your camera from one remote when it’s connected to HD equipment
- SDHC and SDXC memory card compatible, including UHS-I support
- Built-in flash
- In-camera help guide
With the SP-820UZ in your hand, the feel-good factor is intensified by anticipation of the images to come. In this camera category, the quality is top drawer. Olympus’ 40x super wide-angle optical zoom lens (22.4- 896mm**) has the range and precision to deliver corner-to-corner, 14- Megapixel resolution with close-ups, expansive wide-angles and even super-macro shots. And for telephoto fans, it has a special treat in store: Super-resolution Zoom. For 40x read a massive 80x with this mode turned on. The SP-820UZ delivers HDR Backlight Adjustment, Handheld Starlight Mode and Dual Image Stabilisation. These are just some of the assistive technologies that help ensure sharp, rich, low-noise images of the highest order – irrespective of shooting conditions – from high-speed sequential stills to Full HD family movies. Smart Panorama is another time- and worksaver. When you pan the SP-820UZ from side to side, it automatically shoots and knits together a series of images to give you a spectacular, sweeping still photo that stretches up to 360°. To tweak your images there is a choice of 12 Magic Filters, most of which can be applied to both movies and photos. Just another leading feature that makes the SP-820UZ the ideal all-rounder for zoom-loving hobby photographers.
* As of August 2012.
** 35mm camera equivalent.
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Olympus SP-820UZ Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/3.4 - f/5.7|
|35mm equivalent||22.4mm - 896mm|
|CCD pixels||14Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||No Data|
|Sensor Size (height)||No Data|
|Touch Screen||No Data|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||4sec|
|ISO sensitivity||80 - 6400|
|Video FPS||No Data|
|Stereo Sound||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No Data|
|Battery Type||AA batteries Alkaline or Ni-MH|
|CIPA Rating||No Data|
|Box Contents||No Data|