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Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 reviews of Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 800. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the storage and energy efficiency. Views about the focus and exposure are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The screen and memory also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the usability and price. There are some less positive comments about the focus.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Olympus Mju/Stylus Digital 800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The usability and portability also get good comments, but many are less positive about the energy efficiency.

image quality, portability, usability, performance, design

energy

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Olympus Stylus 800 Digital Camera

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Very high image quality ; Stylish design and water resistance

On-screen guides are cumbersome

Stylish, well-designed camera offers terrific image quality, is water-resistant, and has a big, bright LCD screen.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 800

 

The Olympus Stylus 800's photo quality needs to improve to make it a real compact contender.

Solid construction and bright, clear 2.5-inch LCD screen. On-screen help features.

Image quality could be sharper. Slow recycle time.

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Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Olympus Stylus 800 (Mju 800) Digital Review

 

Olympus unveiled its first 8MP compact, the µ Digital 800 / Stylus 800 Digital, back in May 2005. As well as offering one of the highest pixel counts in its class the Stylus 800 is 'weatherproof' and uses a unique technology, 'Bright Capture', to boost...

Excellent resolution Bright, vivid and sharp results (though see cons, below) Weatherproof Excellent build quality Attractive design and good handling Aperture priority and shutter priority modes Lots of scene/subject modes Fast, reliable focus...

Visible noise reduction / sharpening / demosaicing artefacts at all ISO settings, especially if you don't use the SHQ mode Images over-sharpened and too contrasty Occasional white balance problems in scenes with one predominant color Smearing of low...

It's hard to know how to rate a camera like the Stylus 800. On the one hand it's responsive, well-specified, well made, well priced and has a fantastic screen. That it's weatherproof too is a significant added bonus if you like to shoot in challenging...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus 800 review

 

With 8 megapixels, aperture- and shutter-priority exposure controls, and a top-notch built-in help guide, the compact, 3X-zoom Stylus 800 sits solidly at the top of Olympus's weather-resistant-camera lineup. It's also one of the smallest and most...

Weather-resistant, compact body; a decent complement of manual controls and scene modes; excellent built-in help/reference guide; large, bright 2.5-inch LCD

Spotty photo quality, no bundled xD-Picture Card; controls too small for largish hands

This weather-resistant Olympus Stylus 800 has more advanced features than its predecessors but still misses on photo quality.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus Digital 800

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Stylus 800 Specifications CCD Imager 8.0 megapixel effective, 8.3 megapixel gross, 1/1.8" (1.41cm) CCD Lens 8.0 - 24.0mm (38 - 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups, 3 aspherical lenses Seamless...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Olympus Mju Digital 800 Review

 

The Olympus Mju Digital 800 is an 8 megapixel compact digital camera with a weatherproof body that is resistant to water spray. Standout features on the Olympus Mju 800 include a large 2.5 inch LCD screen (although there is no room for an optical...

With a mixture of good looks, sturdy build quality and everything from numerous scene modes to almost full photographic control, the Olympus Mju Digital 800 offers something to everyone. This is a compact digital camera that will suit both the novice...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Olympus Stylus 800 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

As the latest in that company's "Stylus" line of compact digital cameras, the 8-megapixel, 3x-zoom Olympus Stylus 800 is to my mind the best Stylus Digital model to date. -- I said that about the 5-megapixel Stylus 500 that preceded it, and now Olympus...

Water-resistant design, Good resolution, sharp images for a compact model, Good/pleasing color (Slightly lower than average saturation for a consumer model though), Auto white balance does better than average with household incandescent lighting.,...

Slightly high contrast (But pretty good highlight detail), High image noise at ISO 400, ISO 800 is marginal, even at small print sizes, ISO 1600 really isn't usable at all. (In our opinion, at least.), Super-high ISOs of "Anti-Shake" mode can result in...

The Olympus Stylus 800 Digital is reminiscent of the past Stylus 500 model, but with increased resolution, a refined user interface, and more control over the image capture process. Slightly off-center on the front of the camera, the lens is protected...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Olympus Stylus 800

 

There are plenty of other cameras in this class. How does the Stylus 800 compare? Find out now in our review

Compact, all-weather body ; Good photo quality (though see issues below) ; Many manual controls ; Large LCD display gains up in low light ; Blur reduction feature works, but is only for small prints ; Good low light focusing for a camera without an...

Images are on the noisy side, and are too sharp too ; Redeye a problem; in-camera redeye removal tool didn't help ; High ISO performance isn't the greatest; resolution is restricted to 3MP or below at the highest settings ; Sluggish frame rate in movie...

If you're looking for a compact camera with a good feature set, all-weather durability, and some manual controls, I'd recommend taking a look at the Stylus 800. The image quality isn't going to be as good as you'd find on a camera with a larger sensor,...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Thom Sanborn (photographyreview.com)

Olympus Stylus 800 Pro Review

 

The Olympus Stylus 800 Digital is a highly versatile and pleasantly user-friendly compact digital camera. It has a compact, weatherproof design, 3x optical zoom lens, and fast, TruePic Turbo image processor. Besides fully automatic shooting in Program...

HyperCrystal 2.5 LCD, Bright Capture Technologies, Built-in Shooting Guide feature, Compact and weatherproof body, Ease of connecting camera to computer

No optical viewfinder--you are forced to use the LCD monitor, Uses xD Picture Card for storage. This is more expensive than other formats.

Eight megapixels for $375 to $400 is nice. If you're looking for a compact camera, all-weather construction, and 19 scene program settings along with some manual features, then this is a camera to consider. It can shoot up to 1600 ISO (although you...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Howard Creech (digitalcamerareview.com)

Olympus Stylus 800 Digital Camera Review

 

The stylish little Stylus 800 does everything very well, but it doesn't do anything exceptionally well.

Very good image quality, weather proof, user friendly, some manual exposure options, neutral colors, and 2.5" LCD screen

Slight tendency toward over-exposure, noisy images at higher ISO settings, redeye, no USB 2.0, full user's manual available only on CD

The stylish little Stylus 800 does everything very well, but it doesn't do anything exceptionally well. Image quality, operational speed, and usability are all about average, but that's not a bad thing -- average is actually pretty good these days....

Sep, 2005

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