Summary Olympus SP-800 UZ

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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 8
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
Specifications Key specs
Help 30x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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Olympus SP-800 UZOlympus SP-800 UZ


Olympus has replaced the SP-800 UZ with the SP-810 UZ.

Olympus SP-810 UZ
Olympus SP-810 UZ announced July 2011
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom

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The Olympus SP-800 UZ vs other recent digicams

Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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The Olympus SP-800 UZ vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
455 g


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The Olympus SP-800 UZ vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
Announced Old Help
February 2010
Thickness Thick Help
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Longest exposure Very short exposures Help
1/4 of a second
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The Olympus SP-800 UZ vs other recent super zooms

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second


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Olympus SP-800 UZ
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Dave (9:04 PM, April 25, 2011)
I find that this camera has good specs but lacks in terms of functions. There is no (as far as I could find out), shutter speed and aperture priority settings in manual to help customize on the shots to be taken (as opposed to older generation superzoom Olympus cameras). Also, maximum exposure time (which as far as I know, cannot be set manually) is quite short. The optics are good, however, low light shooting is nothing too impressive.
MOB (7:00 PM, March 07, 2011)
I bought this camera for a trip to AK, its a fantastic camera for the price. The zoom is simply amazing. However, you MUST have a steady hand or be patient and take a few shots if you're rushing it to avoid noise.
Camila Campos (0:36 PM, January 10, 2011)
Eu comprei a Olympus SP-800 UZ, e posso te afirmar que a estabilização da imagem é péssima, o que eu acredito que ela tenha de bom é o zoom, que é incrível. O tamanho do sensor é o mesmo de uma camêra compacta comum e é utilizado CCD. Mas vá até uma loja e faça um texte nas duas.
Faraz (8:13 AM, December 28, 2010)
I bought 800uz two months ago. I was looking for NIKON P100 but the price difference was quite high. 800uz provide very good features and more than enough for home use. Outdoor shooting is marvelous. Have a very good feature of Panorama shooting which is very user friendly. HD Video recording in also superb. I was very much amused with the quality of outdoor shoot in night (on street, on having the camera on stand). Overall it is a good camera. Off course the NIKON P100 is one step ahead but with a significant price tag.
Ravi Joshi (5:52 PM, December 22, 2010)
I am planning to buy a digital camera in very short time which is having good picture quality , higher zoom, better performance. I have confusion between Olympus SP-800 Uz and Nikon P-100. which could be best option between these two ??