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Olympus Stylus 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews of Olympus Stylus 820. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The design and portability also get good reviews, but the viewfinder and focus get mixed views. There are some negative reviews about the storage and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Stylus 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Stylus 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 820 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the usability and portability are generally positive. The durability and image quality also get good views.

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Stylus 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Olympus Stylus 820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and screen are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. The shutter and storage get negative views. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Olympus Stylus 820 Compact Digital Camera

 

This camera is only water-resistant, unlike Olympus's dunkable Stylus SW models, and its buttons emphasize style over function.

Water resistant ; Extra-long zoom (5X)

Marginal battery life ; Buttons are very shiny and very slippery

The Stylus 820 is flashy, but if you're going to pay for its weatherproof features, you might as well opt for one of the Stylus SW models and get true protection from the elements

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Olympus Stylus 820

 

The compact Olympus Stylus 820 (about $250, list) seems like an odd duck in Olympus's digital camera lineup--and a duck out of water. It's water-resistant, meaning that it'll survive raindrops and occasional splashes, but if you accidentally drop this...

Water resistant ; Extra-long zoom (5X)

Marginal battery life ; Buttons are very shiny and very slippery

This camera is only water-resistant, unlike Olympus' dunkable Stylus SW models. Its buttons emphasize style over function.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Olympus Stylus 820 review

 

Olympus continues the Stylus line of digital cameras with the Stylus 820, an attractive 8-megapixel digital camera. This new model sports a 5x lens, a large, bright LCD screen, and a surprisingly useful new feature Olympus is debuting with its current...

Sleek metal body; Perfect Shot Preview is a surprisingly useful feature.

Painfully slow shot-to-shot time; overly soft pictures, especially at higher ISO settings.

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

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Olympus Stylus 820

 

Preview of the Olympus Stylus 820.

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus Stylus Digital 820

 

The Stylus 820 and 1200 feature a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD, which is great for easily composing, editing and sharing images with friends and family. Additionally, capturing breathtaking landscapes is a snap with the in-camera panorama mode. Both...

Stylus digital cameras are renowned for their high performance, style and ability to withstand the elements. All three models feature light-weight metal bodies with rubber gaskets throughout the interior to ensure that rain, sleet and snow will not get...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus Stylus 820 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

With its all-weather construction, large 2.7-inch LCD monitor, and 5x optical zoom lens, the Stylus 820 is another attractive offering from Olympus. The Stylus line of digital cameras has been a popular one, thanks to very small, portable camera sizes...

Small, compact size ; Weather-proof body style ; Good selection of useful preset shooting modes ; Very good color ; Digital Image Stabilization ; Face Detection helps with focus and exposure on portraits ; Large 2.7-inch LCD is usable in very bright...

Slow timing for most uses ; Image noise high at ISO 400 and up ; at 3,200 images are almost unusable ; Anti-noise processing trades away some subtle subject detail at all ISO levels ; Very high contrast under harsh lighting, loss of highlight detail ;...

The 5x optical zoom lens is another welcome feature, offering a zoom range equivalent to 36-180mm on a 35mm camera. Like many current Olympus models, the Stylus 820 has a digital zoom option available, as well as Olympus' Fine Zoom, which really just...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Longer zoom, bigger screen, still compact

 

The ultra-compact 820 is a nice addition to the Stylus line. You get an attractive, handy 8-megapixel point & shoot camera that comes in a variety of cool colors. It costs $50 more than Olympus's own new FE-280 and justifies that with a larger display,...

5X optical zoom, Bright hi-res 2.7-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Weatherproof body, Digital image stabilization, 48MB onboard memory, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, No underwater modes

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digicamera.com)

Stylus 820

 

In the Summer of 2007, Olympus introduced a series of new models in its "Stylus" lineup of design and performance oriented cameras. Style and performance has, of course, become somewhat relative today as even low end cameras offer high resolution in...

5X optical zoom, Bright hi-res 2.7-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Weatherproof body, Digital image stabilization, 48MB onboard memory, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, No underwater modes

The ultra-compact 820 is a nice addition to the Stylus line. You get an attractive, handy 8-megapixel point & shoot camera that comes in a variety of cool colors. It costs $50 more than Olympus's own new FE-280 and justifies that with a larger display,...

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Stylus 820

 

In the Summer of 2007, Olympus introduced a series of new models in its "Stylus" lineup of design and performance oriented cameras. Style and performance has, of course, become somewhat relative today as even low end cameras offer high resolution in...

5X optical zoom, Bright hi-res 2.7-inch LCD with backlight boost, 640 x 480 movies at a full 30 fps, Advanced face detection mode, Weatherproof body, Digital image stabilization, 48MB onboard memory, PreSet Shooting Mode lets you select best setting

No voice recording mode, xD-Picture card harder to fnd and more expensive, No underwater modes

The "smile" mode is interesting. When the camera detects a smiling face in shooting standby mode, it takes three frames in high-speed sequential shooting automatically (or you can do it manually). While this mode is selected, the self-timer lamp...

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

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.

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

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

Sep, 2010

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