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Olympus µ 810

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and performance. The screen and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the flash and responsiveness are mixed, and the contrast and manual image adjustments get negative views.

portability, image quality, screen, performance, usability

battery, viewfinder, shutter, manual adjust., contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 255 reviews)

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Olympus Stylus 810 reviewed

 

C|net just layed mits to the 8 megapixel Olympus Stylus 810. In their review of this weatherproof (not waterproof) shooter with image stabilization, c|net calls the 810 a "very good" camera with "solid" image quality. Sure, noise is the "biggest...

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Olympus Stylus 810

 

You can easily manipulate most of the camera's controls with your right thumb, so the Stylus 810 is well suited for one-handed shooting. Besides a power switch and a shutter release on the top panel, all camera controls are clustered on the back panel,...

Offers high ISO settings; digital image stabilization; quick burst mode; solid image quality.

LCD washes out in bright light; no manual controls; some features available only at lower resolutions.

If you can stand a bit of noise, the Olympus Stylus 810 can handle your low-light and high-speed shots. Unfortunately, the easily washed-out LCD limits its use in sunlight.

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Olympus Stylus 810

 

Olympus' new top-of-the-line Stylus camera is, supposedly, the Stylus 810. It has 8 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom lens and a high-resolution 2.5 inch LCD. Best of all, it's weatherproof (different from waterproof) - means you can even pour water on it...

8 megapixels in an all-weather body ; Average battery life ; Large high-resolution LCD which is sharp and visible ; Fairly powerful flash ; Extremely high-speed continuous shooting (though at 3 MP only) ; A great big collection of scene modes ; Camera...

No manual controls (The Stylus 800 had priority modes) ; Good low-light viewing but bad low-light focusing ; Slow (for "normal" continuous shooting) and limited continuous shooting ; No real optical image stabilization ; Not-even-close 10 cm macro mode...

Stylish and all-weather, the Stylus 810 is a pocket point-and-shoot camera with everything you need to, well, just point and shoot - 8 megapixels for cropping/printing, a large visible LCD, in-camera guide and 20 scene modes.

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"I wouldn't buy it"

 

The camera isn't complete crap, but it still smells. I'm sure everyone already talked about this but the camera dosen't do well in direct sunlight, It tends to wash out alot of color and make pictures look ashy almost. In the shade or indoors the...

cheap, compact

not very good

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Olympus Stylus 810

 

if it is used by a professional person then it is a superb camera and if it is unfortunately go in the hands of novices then simple they will rank it a bad camera.

quality wise professional camera need a professional man to handle

not for novices :)

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Olympus Stylus 810

 

The camera isn't complete crap, but it still smells. I'm sure everyone already talked about this but the camera dosen't do well in direct sunlight, It tends to wash out alot of color and make pictures look ashy almost. In the shade or indoors the...

cheap, compact

not very good

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 810 (destmond, 28 Dec 06)

 

poor camera

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 810 (rick, 25 Sep 06)

 

Whats great? Construction and waterproof, sleek looking.I thought I would try it out thinking 3.64 image rating was only because of 4 people rating it.... well they were accurate but its an overall good little camera as I am spoiled on larger zooms and...

what was olympus thinking? You buy any olympus at this price point your not getting close to quality of a dslr or good Nikon in my opinion They improved from the Oly 800 but still this is for amateurs who are not demanding

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"Poor performer for an 8MP camera"

 

Before anyone derides my opinion of this camera, let it be known that I know perfectly well what I'm doing. I read the entire user's manual, and I understand the functionality of this camera perfectly. There are several major issues I'd like to address.

Intuitive menus

Poor image quality, poor auto mode performance, image stabilization useless

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Poor performer for an 8MP camera

 

Before anyone derides my opinion of this camera, let it be known that I know perfectly well what I'm doing. I read the entire user's manual, and I understand the functionality of this camera perfectly. There are several major issues I'd like to address.

Intuitive menus

Poor image quality, poor auto mode performance, image stabilization useless

Product Specifications

The Stylus 810 draws upon the rich heritage of its popular predecessors, delivering quality performance in a compact, slim All-Weather body that's as appealing to the touch as it is to the eyes. It's also the most innovative Stylus to date, boasting Digital Image Stabilization for clear, steady results, Bright Capture Technology for great low light shooting, and an improved built-in autoset Help Guide to make choosing the perfect shooting mode an absolute cinch.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-12B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:5.1oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auction / Available light portrait / Beach / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night portrait / Night scene / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Shoot & select 1 / Shoot & select 2 / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:810 Digital
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.7
Max Focal Length:22.2mm
Min Focal Length:7.4mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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