The new flagship SP-820UZ from Olympus has an optical zoom lens that takes the SP Series’ traditional zoom power to a whole new level. For the first time you can magnify subjects up to 40x for the sort of detail, dynamism and emotion you’d only normally expect from an interchangeable telephoto lens.
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|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||No Data|
|Sensor Size (height)||No Data|
|Touch Screen||No Data|
- Face Detection
- AF Tracking
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||4sec|
|ISO sensitivity||80 - 6400|
- 1920x1080 FullHD
- 1280x720 HD 720p
- 640x480 VGA
- 320x240 QVGA
|Video FPS||No Data|
|Stereo Sound||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No Data|
|Battery Type||AA batteries Alkaline or Ni-MH|
|Battery Life (CIPA rating)||No Data|
|Box Contents||No Data|
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