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Olympus SP-820UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and value for money are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the manual image adjustments and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the build quality.

usability, portability, battery, value for money, performance

reliability, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-820UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 135 reviews)

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Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS Review


This camera offers a big zoom for a low price. It tends to expose accurately and its flash is powerful. However, image quality is not tops, full-resolution burst is slow, and manual modes are lacking. But if rapid-fire low-res burst and 19 Beauty Fix...

Powerful 40x zoom ; Very wide 22mm view ; Fast 3M burst modes ; Quick startup ; Easy menu navigation ; Minimal shutter lag ; High light sensitivity (ISO) ; Powerful built-in flash ; Fun creative modes ; Runs on AA batteries

Full-resolution burst is limited ; Image quality could be better ; Auto focus could be faster ; Lacks manual controls ; Does not support UHS speed class cards

This camera offers a big zoom for a low price. It tends to expose accurately and its flash is powerful. However, image quality is not tops, full-resolution burst is slow, and manual modes are lacking. But if rapid-fire low-res burst and 19 Beauty Fix...

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Olympus SP-820UZ


The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS is a wide-angle high-zoom camera that is capable of capturing and producing high quality images and video.

The camera has a 40x optical zoom and can record 1080p video

The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS lacks a viewfinder

While this digital bridge camera is powerful and produces superb images, not being able to adjust the shooting settings makes our higher ranked cameras more appealing.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus SP-820UZ


alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Olympus SP-820UZ from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, value for money, performance, battery, design

lens, shutter

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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Compact version of larger cameras


Greatest enhancements for me are the multiple shots and low light ability.

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Great Zoom","Multiple Shot","Small \/ Compact

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Olympus has been my favorite camera for years and this one has not let me down. I love it!

Uses AA batteries so no charger necessary. Clear,crisp pictures. Videos are easy and clear. Takes pictures with windows in background, blocks out the extra light for a clear picture. Much more!!! Easy to use

None so far

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Olympus Camera


This is an awesome camera and it works just as advertised. I really love it as I can take pictures of birds and they don't fly away.

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Great camera!!!


Took the camera on a trip to the Rocky Mountains and found it easy to use, light enough to carry with ease, and the pictures turned out great. Very pleased with the quality of this camera.

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Best Purchase Ever


Purchased other Olympus Stylus before but this is the best yet. Easy to use, no confusion and pictures are of the most excellent quality. Very happy with my purchase and highly recommend to other interested customer.

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Best camera I ever owned! Love the zoom it's great! I would recommend this camera to anyone Looking for a new one!

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Where's the view finder?


Great camera! Does everything exceptionally well! Very pleased with the results! The only thing missing that I would like to have is a view finder, so that I don't have to rely on the display on those sunny days when everything is so bright outside!...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No


PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes