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SP-720UZ

SKU# V103030BU000-410-base

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  • 14

    MP

  • 26x

    OPTICAL ZOOM

  • 3.0"

    460K LCD

  • 1080p

    FULL HD VIDEO

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Overview

Long Zoom that Packs Light

The Olympus SP-720UZ may be small and light for an ultra zoom camera, but don’t be fooled because it packs in a ton of technology. Featuring a 26x optical zoom lens that lets you draw in subjects from a distance, this camera is the perfect companion for shooting sporting events and wildlife from afar. Its impressive 26mm wide-angle capabilities let you capture breathtaking landscapes and large group shots even when there isn’t room to back up. Add on 1080p Full HD Video recording and advanced shooting features like HDR Backlight adjustment, High-Speed Sequential Shooting, Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology and Magic Art Filters and you have a powerful, go-anywhere long zoom compact that gives you the flexibility to capture all your stories.

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26x Wide Angle Optical Zoom Lens

Get into range with the 26x optical zoom lens. It propels you into the action when you can’t get closer, like at a concert or sports arena, and it’s perfect for discreetly snapping skittish wildlife from a distance.

1080p Full HD Video

A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in full 1080p high-definition, right from your camera. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze.

3.0” High-Resolution
LCD Screen

The huge 3.0" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting. Large enough to share your images right on screen with friends and family using the integrated slideshow feature.

High-Speed Sequential Shooting

Shoot like a pro. With 5 fps high-speed burst shooting at full resolution, nail the perfect shot by taking a quick sequence at the touch of a button. Still afraid you’ll miss the moment? At 5MP, the frame rate increases to an astounding 30 shots per second. You’ll have so many great shots, you won’t be able to share just one.

SMART PANORAMA

Capture breathtaking panoramic views and vistas just as you remember them, all in one frame and at the touch of a button, by simply panning the camera across the scene. No computer necessary!

HDR BACKLIGHT

Shooting into backlight typically results in washed out, overly bright images. Backlight HDR Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image.

iAUTO

Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting—up to 30 different scene including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports—and adjusts the settings for ideal results.

DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION

Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

MAGIC ART FILTERS
(STILL & MOVIE)

Express your creativity with 12 special effects for your photos & HD Videos. Olympus' Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Sparkle, Fragmented, and Dramatic. (Effects may reduce image size. Not all effects are compatible with video recording.)

BEAUTY MODE

Look like a star! Let the camera soften shadows and smooth wrinkles and blemishes on your subject’s face with Beauty Mode. Or, digitally apply enhancements to your portraits like eyeshadow, whitening teeth and lifting cheek bones with Beauty Make-Up mode.

features

Smart Panorama

Capture breathtaking 360° panoramic views and vistas just as you remember them, all in one frame and at the touch of a button, by simply panning the camera across the scene. No computer necessary!

Backlight HDR

Shooting into backlight typically results in washed out, overly bright images. Backlight HDR Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image.

Dual Image Stabilization

Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

Enhanced iAuto

Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting—up to 30 different scene including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports—and adjusts the settings for ideal results.

Beauty Mode with Make Up Mode

Look like a star! Let the camera soften shadows and smooth wrinkles and blemishes on your subject’s face with Beauty Mode. Or, digitally apply enhancements to your portraits like eye shadow, whitening teeth and lifting cheek bones with Beauty Make-Up mode.

Magic Art Filters - Still & Video

Express your creativity with 12 special effects for your photos & HD Videos. Olympus' Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Sparkle, Fragmented, and Dramatic. (Effects may reduce image size. Not all effects are compatible with video recording.)

specs
Image Sensor 14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration 4.66 ~ 121.2mm (26 ~ 676 mm equivalent in 35mm photography) 13 lenses in 10 groups
Zoom 26x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range f3.2 (W) - f5.6 (T)
Display 3.0" LCD
460K Dots
Focus System CMOS Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface) Normal Mode: W: 0.3m~∞/T: 2.2m~∞
Macro Mode: W: 0.3m~∞/T: 2.2m~∞
Super Macro Mode: 0.01m~∞/4.66mm (Standard only, Flash Off)
Focus Mode Face Detect AF, iESP Auto, Spot AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/2~1/1400 (Night Scene: Longest 4 Sec)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, AUTO, HIGH
Exposure Metering Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation ±2EV(Step:1/3
Image File Format "Still Image: JPEG
Video: MOV/H.264"
Number of Recorded Pixels 14M(4288x3216)
8M(3264x2448)
5M(2560x1920)
3M(2048x1536)
2M(1600x1200)
1M(1280x960)
VGA(640x480)
16:9 L (4288x2416)
16:9 S (1920x1080)
Motion Blur Suppression Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up Mode, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), Backlight HDR) Magic Art Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic
Panorama In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.0 fps / 6 images (14M)
Approx. 5.0 fps / 6 images (14M)
Approx. 10 fps / 40 images (5M)
Approx. 30 fps / 40 images (5M)
Shooting Assist Functions Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode 1080P, 720P, VGA
Image Processing TruPic III+
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment, Beauty Fix
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, off
Flash Working Range W: 0.5m - 6.0m (ISO 1000)
T: 2.2m - 5.0m (ISO 1000)
Self-Timer 12/2seconds/pet auto shutter
Internal Memory 15MB
Removable Media Card SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (not supported for UHSspeedclass) Internal Memory
Outer Connectors Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type D
Auto-Connect USB USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements "Auto-Connect USB: Windows XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS 10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS 10.3-10.5"
Weight 376 g
AF Illuminator Yes
Dimensions (mm) 102.7W x 69.3H x 73.7D

SP-720UZ Box Contents are as follows:

  • SP-720UZ Digital Camera
  • USB Cable
  • Audio-Video Cable
  • Battery Charger (F-2AC)
  • Li-50B Rechargeable Battery
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual & ib Software CDs
  • Neck strap
  • Warranty Card
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July 17, 2014

Rus

NatGeo published

In the past 10 or so months that I have had the SP-720-UZ, I have taken over 10,000 pictures of all kinds. Here's one that National Geographic used to lead off on an article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140406-climate-change-ipcc-report-foods-chipotle-guacamole/.

I am an absolute beginner at photography, and use it as a hobby because of a disability. If you would like to see what else the SP-720 is capable of, here's my gallery at NG Your Shot: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/317675/

To note, this year, I am using the presets less often. Just this month, I used the Fireworks setting for a sequence. A few of those are in the gallery.

I don't use a tripod as I walk with the camera. What I may do is use a railing or telephone pole to steady the camera. But other than that, I hold it in the air, frame the photo, and shoot.

May 10, 2014

Steve

SP-720UZ

My wife and I do a lot of traveling. I bought an Olympus Tough camera to use when snorkeling and was impressed with the ease of use and picture quality. Based on my experience with that camera I looked to the Olympus brand again and purchased the SP-720UZ to replace my Kodak Z981 because of the telephoto capabilities. It fits my hand really nice (not bulky) and takes wonderful pictures. I am very happy with it so far.

April 26, 2014

Connor

Amazing !

This camera is the perfect weight for anyone who wants quality in a compact camera , and the zoom is out of this world ! Would recommend to anyone for anything .

April 24, 2014

Stephen

WOW! Powerful zoom.

I was shopping in BJ's wholesale club when I saw this camera. BJ's had this camera on sale. I'm a big fan of Canon cameras and own two. I quickly pulled out my phone and googled for reviews on this phone. All of the reviews were great so I bought this camera. WOW! WOW! much better then my HD Canon camera with zoom. Pictures look so real. Powerful zoom.

November 03, 2013

Harold

Nice Camera

I haven't had the camera long nor had a chance to use it very much.
I am very pleased with the pictures I have taken ,will experiment with it more in the weeks to come. I like the weight and feel of the camera it is a nice choice between a pocket camera and full sized SLR. Much easier to use than hand carrying or in a bulky heavy camera bag. I hope it doesn't disappoint in the future.

October 03, 2013

Kathy

Easy to use & lightweight too!

I was very impressed with the camera which my husband gave me as a birthday gift. It is very easy to use for novice photographers and lightweight enough to use for extended periods of time. From the first picture I shot, I knew I was going to be impressed. The color is sharp and clear no matter what the setting......blues are really blue and the greens are truly green. I would recommend this camera to any amateur photographer that is still trying to master the art of photography.

September 18, 2013

David

Wow.. Love it already!

This camera is more than just nice. To begin with while a light weight pocket type camera can be extremely handy, but they don't appear very durable. This camera has some body to it. Body feel and weight alone although is's not heavy make it feel extremely durable should it ever be dropped. Multiple settings appear relatively easy to use, while one or two may be a little advanced for me. The nicest feature is the adjustable mp. After inserting a camera card scrolling through the adjustable megapixels and you can actually see the number of stored photos you can hold displayed on the screen change. Basic and straight forward yet a ton of features! Especially like the night mode feature. No more twinkling back light at night. This camera shoots exactly what your eye see's on a dark street. Included CD very easy to use, just select the features you want to download to your computer. *Note* Operating manual is on the CD! Don't look for it in the box. Included items: The lens cap, carrying strap, video cable, USB cable and AC adapter. Take note of the USB cable. It is not standard. It appears to be specific to this camera. Camera does not accept a standard USB cable, camera to computer. So don't let anything happen to this cable. Also, this cable is extremely short. My computer's front USB port is right in front of me, yet the camera won't reach the top of my desk. You must hold it. So far I've only just tinkered around with this camera, but the picture quality is amazing. As is the zoom! Nearly ready to use out of the box with virtually no set up other then required language and date upon first on. Surprisingly no camera card. The 8 mg cards are so inexpensive I feel like one should have been in the box. If you don't have one handy you're looking at another trip to the store. For the price the picture quality, features and overall camera feel nailed it. Simple enough for the average user yet detailed enough to almost be professional. Thus far, my only negative was the extremely short USB cable which is camera specific and the lack of a card. I definitely rate this camera at a 4.8 out of 5.

September 16, 2013

W William

Not That Pleased

My wife has an Olympus camera that is great.
That is why I purchased this model
I have an Inexpensive Pentax 12 mp that is getting old and was being upgraded by this model.
I find the color is not natural and over bearing and the movie ability is poor to say the least. It loves focusing in the middle of a sequence. And video in low light....Forget about it.
Compared to the Pentax ... This one is really not that good.
Now I notice they are sending me stuff saying for a few bucks more I can get a better model SP-820UZ iHS

July 21, 2013

Steve

Nice Camera

I have owned an Olympus C-750 for the last 10 years, and I love it. However since add-ons require an SD Card vs an XD Card, I had to buy a new camera. I wanted to Stay with Olympus, so I chose the SP-720UZ. A very nice camera, although not as good in low light as my C-750. Also, the 720 has no on/off sound, as the 750 does. But, the overall picture quality and the features included on the 720 make it a great, inexpensive choice for picture taking.

July 10, 2013

Vishall

The Best

I own this Camera for about a week
it's the Best!!

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