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Olympus µ 830 / Stylus 830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and image quality. The value for money and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the focus and low light performance.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, battery

features, flash, memory, low-light, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus µ 830 / Stylus 830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Stylus 830

 

The 8-megapixel Stylus 830 is part of Olympus's "Design & Performance" series, characterized by slim, weatherproof bodies. A 5x optical zoom lens, mechanical image stabilization, face detection, and a 2.5-inch LCD are among the highlights of this...

Good resolution ; Good dynamic range ; Low noise up to ISO 200 ; User-friendly features: Perfect Shot Preview, Shooting Guide, lots of Scene modes, and explanation of settings and features with a touch of a button ; 5x optical zoom lens

Poor color accuracy ; Poor white balance accuracy ; Poor low light performance ; Flawed video mode can only record up to 10 seconds at full resolution ; Menu system ; Weak flash ; Lack of options in Movie mode

If portability and a mid-range zoom lens are of equal concern to you, the 8-megapixel Stylus 830 may at first glance be very attractive. The Olympus Stylus 830 has a slim body like many other point-and-shoots, but its 5x zoom lens reaches beyond the...

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Olympus Stylus 830

 

When it comes to digital photography, there's one thing everybody wantsclear, blur-free shots. The Dual Image Stabilization in the Stylus 830, along with its smart 5x optical zoom capability, make it a sleek, all-purpose point-and-shoot camera packed...

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Olympus Stylus 830 digital camera Review and Prices

 

Olympus has packed a lot of punch into its ultra-compact, beginner-level digital camera, the Stylus 830. And if you can find this model for quite a bit less than its $299 suggested price -- which you probably will be able to do -- you'll have a great...

Good value, great image quality, 5X optical zoom lens, image stabilization, stylish camera body, sharp and bright LCD

Layout of controls can be a problem for some people, battery life can be less than expected

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Olympus Stylus 830

 

The 8-megapixel Olympus Stylus 830 combines an extended 5x optical zoom lens with the slim case of a pocket-friendly point-and-shoot. Few current digital cameras combine the same skinny body with an extended zoom lens. The Stylus 830 features a...

Although it has impressive specs, the Stylus 830 fails to deliver in image quality. Colors are dramatically inaccurate, especially yellows, greens, and blues. This makes photos of blue skies and green foliage look dull. White balance is equally bad,...

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Olympus Stylus 830 Review

 

On paper, the all-weather Olympus Stylus 830 has all the right things: 8 megapixels of resolution, a 5x zoom, image stabilization, and solid construction.

All-weather construction Fast, fast, fast Light on the saturation, sharpening Good macro modes

Difficult user interface Soft images Weak and inconsistent battery life Frightening flash unit

features a 1/2.3" CCD with 8.0 megapixels of resolution. Top-resolution images are recorded at 3248 x 2436, and at highest image quality settings, the 830 fills up a 512 MB card in about 130 shots

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Olympus Stylus 830

 

Read an expert, independent digital camera review of the Olympus Stylus 830 digital camera.

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Stylus 830

 

The Stylus 830 is an interesting member of the lineup of design and performance oriented cameras Olympus introduced in the Summer of 2007. The Stylus series has always emphasized design and performance in slender, attractive packages. Olympus always...

5X optical zoom, Dual image stabilization, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Weatherproof body, Digital image stabilization, Underwater modes, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, Smaller screen and less onboard memory

The ultra-compact 830 is an interesting addition to the Stylus line. You get an attractive, handy 8-megapixel point & shoot camera that comes in a variety of cool colors. But it costs a full $80 more than the seemingly identical Olympus Stylus 820 that...

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Stylus 830

 

The Stylus 830 is an interesting member of the lineup of design and performance oriented cameras Olympus introduced in the Summer of 2007. The Stylus series has always emphasized design and performance in slender, attractive packages. Olympus always...

5X optical zoom, Dual image stabilization, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Weatherproof body, Digital image stabilization, Underwater modes, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, Smaller screen and less onboard memory

"Guide" sort of guides you through various scenarios and sets the camera properly. This mode also lets you preview a scene through a multi-frame window that shows how the picture looks with four different settings. You then pick what suits you best

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Owners Opinion: Olympus Stylus 830 (BraneTraveler, 29 Dec 07)

 

Purchased this camera after my Sony P&S finally quite after four years. I shoot Oly DSLR's so I thought I would try this as a carry around camera and so far I have not been disappointed. It is very easy to use and small enough to slip into a shirt...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus µ 830 / Stylus 830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Olympus µ 830 / Stylus 830 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, image quality, color, value for money

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Stylus 830 8MP Digital Camera with Dual Image Stabilized 5x Optical Zoom (Silver)Olympus Stylus 830 8MP Digital Camera with Dual Image Stabilized 5x Optical Zoom (Orange)Stylus 830 Compact Digital Camera, Silver w/case

Product Specifications

A clear solution to blurry photos. When it comes to digital photography, there's one thing everybody wants - clear, blur-free shots. The Dual Image Stabilization in the Stylus 830, along with its smart 5x optical zoom capability, make it a sleek, all-purpose point-and-shoot camera packed with the latest technology.

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:3.9in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:830
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus Stylus

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:Black/Blue/Green/Orange/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.35 / 1/2.35"/1/2.35"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.8 mm ( 1/2.35 ) / 10.8 mm ( 1/2.35" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG/AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:5.6
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto (80-400)/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (80-400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Frames/Black & White / Frames / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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