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Olympus µ 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the features and shutter, while views about the low light performance and responsiveness are mixed.

design, image quality, portability, usability, performance

shutter, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 117 reviews)

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Olympus MJU 820

 

Olympus's 8-megapixel MJU 820 is the next iteration in their extremely popular MJU series. Picking up where previous units left off, this model sports...

Beautiful design, splash proof, fast burst mode, cool panorama feature

Soft pictures, white balance presets aren't entirely accurate, slow shot-to-shot time

Olympus's MJU 820 doesn't capture brilliant pictures, but its combination of a stylish and sturdy design along with some nifty features and funky guide mode make it a reasonable happy-snap camera for novice users.

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Olympus mju 820 review

 

With its lightweight, weatherproof case, the 820 is perfect for beach holidays and sports.

Weatherproof, ultra-compact, a bit slow.

PC ADVISOR - Best Buy

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Olympus mju 820 8Mp compact camera

 

The Olympus mju 820s subtly asymmetrical design makes it feel much smaller than it really is.

The Olympus mju 820 is a highly impressive camera with strong specifications and image quality. It earns our Best Buy award.

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PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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Olympus Mju820 8Mp compact camera

 

The Olympus Mju820's subtly asymmetrical design makes it feel much smaller than it really is. It's only when you compare it side-by-side with other compact cameras you become aware of its slightly larger dimensions.

The Olympus Mju820 is an impressive camera, with a high specification and good image quality at a very competitive price.

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Olympus Mju 820

 

It looks good and its features are nice, but the Olympus Mju 820's photos and performance simply aren't up to scratch.

Sleek metal body ; Perfect Shot Preview is surprisingly useful

Painfully slow shot-to-shot time ; Overly soft pictures; slow lens

The Olympus Mju 820 packs some pretty useful features in its stylish metal case. Unfortunately, its painfully slow shooting and overly soft pictures render this otherwise nifty camera a flop.

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Olympus MJU 820

 

The Olympus MJU 820 is a rare weatherproof digital camera. Its metal body and various seals will protect it from most types of weather. It has 8 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom lens.

Weatherproof - neat design

Sun glare

If you are looking for a digital camera you can use in just about all weathers than this camera is worth a close look. It just about fits into a pocket and is available in four different colours. It has a longer zoom than most pocket sized cameras.

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Olympus Mju 820

 

As part of a family of three, the Mju 820 should offer something that the others don't have. All we have to do is work out what that is. Olympus Mju 820 Specification

Weatherproof; Help guide; Best bits of two cameras in one

Backing out of the Menu is annoying

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Olympus mju 820

 

Can this affordable weatherproof camera really impress?

Weatherproofing, Wedge-shaped design

Soft, Noisy images, Muddling interface

A mixed bag of a compact that impresses little aside from its weatherproof capabilities

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Olympus mju 820 8Mp compact camera

 

The Olympus mju 820's subtly asymmetrical design makes it feel much smaller than it really is.

The Olympus mju 820 is a highly impressive camera with strong specifications and image quality. It earns our Best Buy award.

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Olympus Mju820 8Mp compact camera

 

The Olympus Mju820's subtly asymmetrical design makes it feel much smaller than it really is. It's only when you compare it side-by-side with other compact cameras you become aware of its slightly larger dimensions.

The Olympus Mju820 is an impressive camera, with a high specification and good image quality at a very competitive price.

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.4oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:820
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-5
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Crystal blue/Midnight black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:5.6
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (50-400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Frames / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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