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SP-820UZ iHS

SKU# V103050BU000-410-base

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  • 14

    MP

  • 40x

    WIDE ZOOM

  • 3.0"

    WIDE LCD

  • 1080p

    FULL HD VIDEO

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Overview

Power. Performance. Portability.

From the plains to the mountains, the stadiums to the backyard, the SP-820UZ iHS is the ideal camera for all your photography needs. With a staggering 40x optical zoom you can get incredibly close to your subjects, while the 22.4mm - 896mm ultra wide-angle lens lets you capture breathtaking panoramas and group shots. And thanks to iHS Technology, you’ll be able to capture Full HD Video in 1080p, spectacular low light images and fast action subjects. Whether you’re taking in a game or quietly snapping images of wildlife from afar, the SP-820UZ packs all the versatility you need to capture your stories.

40x, 22.3 Ultra Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens

Get into range with this staggering 40x optical zoom -- Olympus' longest optical zoom to date. It propels you into the action when you can't get closer, like at a concert or a sports arena, and it's perfect for snapping skittish wildlife.

iHS Technology

14MP CMOS Sensor, TruePic V Image Processor

A powerful, DSLR-quality TruePic™ V Image Processor and a CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance, blazing fast autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition and Super-Resolution Zoom. It's Intelligent. It’s High Speed. It's High Sensitivity. It's iHS.

Full HD Video with HDMI and Multi-Motion Movie IS

A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera. Thanks to the newly-developed Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization that minimizes blur caused by large and small movements alike such as walking, breathing or panning across your subject matter, you'll get clear, smooth videos. And with Linear PCM recording, the same technology used in Olympus's professional voice recorders, your HD Videos will be accompanied by higher-than-CD quality audio. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze. Want high speed recording for slow motion playback? The SP-820 is equipped with HSQVGA recording up to 240 frames per second.

High-Speed Sequential Shooting

Shoot like a pro. With 3 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 3MP, 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.

Hand-Held Starlight

Capture vivid night scenes without the use of a tripod. In low-light situations where image blur is more likely to occur, Hand-Held Starlight mode captures multiple images and stitches them together into a single, crisp, breathtaking photo.

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

14 Megapixel CMOS

An amazing 14 million pixels in the high-resolution CMOS sensor create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.

40x, 22.4mm Ultra Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens

Get into range with this staggering 40x optical zoom -- Olympus' longest optical zoom to date. It propels you into the action when you can't get closer, like at a concert or a sports arena, and it's perfect for snapping skittish wildlife.

80x Super Resolution Zoom

Get twice as close. Double your effective zoom power and get even closer to your subjects.

3.0" High-Resolution LCD

The huge 3.0" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting, and perfect for watching the high-definition movies you capture.

1080p Full HD Video

A simple one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition right from your camera. And with Linear PCM recording, the same technology used in Olympus's professional voice recorders, your HD Videos will be accompanied by higher-than-CD quality audio. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze. Want high speed recording for slow motion playback? The SP-820 is equipped with HSQVGA recording up to 240 frames per second.

iHS Technology

A powerful, DSLR-quality TruePic™ V Image Processor and a CMOS sensor come together to dramatically improve image quality with spectacular low-light performance, blazing fast autofocus, enhanced Intelligent Auto for spectacular scene and subject recognition and Super-Resolution Zoom. It’s Intelligent. It’s High Speed. It’s High Sensitivity. It’s iHS.

TruePic V

The TruePic V Image Processor, first developed for professional digital SLRs, knows precisely how to deliver true-to-life color, the sharpest details and less noise.

High-Speed Sequential Shooting

Shoot like a pro. With 3 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 3MP, 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.

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.

Hand Held Starlight

Capture vivid night scenes without the use of a tripod. In low-light situations where image blur is more likely to occur, Hand-Held Starlight mode captures multiple images and stitches them together into a single, crisp, breathtaking photo.

Multi-Motion Movie IS

Capture clear, smooth videos thanks to the newly developed image stabilization that minimizes blur caused by large and small movements alike such as walking, breathing or panning across your subject matter.

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!

PHOTO WITH VIDEO CLIP

Catch all the action before and after your shot! When the Photo with Video Clip mode is enabled on the dial, the camera automatically captures a short video before and after the shutter button is released.

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" CMOS
Focal Length/Lens Configuration 4.0 - 160.0mm (22.4– 896mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Zoom 40x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range f3.4 (W) / f5.7 (T)
Display 3.0-inch LCD
460,000 dots
Focus System CMOS contrast detection
Focus Range (from lens surface) Normal Mode: W: 0.1m~∞/T: 3.0m~∞
Macro Mode: W: 0.1m~∞/T: 3.0m~∞
Super Macro Mode: 0.01m~∞/f=5.73mm(focal length fixed)
Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. –1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto, High
Exposure Metering ESP/Spot
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format Still Image: JPEG
Movie: 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, Panorama, Hand-Held Starlight, Photo+Video Clip, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), Backligh HDR), HD Movie

Magic Filter: Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic
Panorama In-Camera Panorama (Smart Panorama),
PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.5 fps / 200 images(14M)
Approx. 3fps / 3 images(14M)
Approx. 10 fps / 34 images(3M)
Approx. 30 fps / 34 images(3M)
Shooting Assist Functions Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode 1080p, 720p, HS720 60fps, HSVGA 120fps, HSQVGA 240fps, VGA
Image Processing TruePic™ V
Noise Reduction Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Candle, Sunset and Fireworks
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Saturation
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Flash Working Range W: 0.2m - 15.0m (ISO 3200)
T: 3.0m - 8.9m (ISO 3200)
Self-Timer 12/2 Seconds/ Pet auto-shutter
Removable Media Card SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (not supported for UHSspeedclass)
Outer Connectors Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
HDMI Type D
Auto-Connect USB USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Weight 485 g
Wireless Transfer Wi-Fi compatible via optional Eye-Fi™ SD memory card
AF Illuminator Yes


Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

SP-820UZ iHS Package Contents

  • 4x AA Batteries
  • CB-USB8 USB Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • Hand Strap
  • World Wide Warranty Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual & [ib] Software CDs
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Customer Reviews of the SP-820UZ iHS

June 22, 2014

Happy Photographer

Great Camera!!!

I have done the 35 mm with many lenses, etc. and I am so glad Olympus came out with this camera. I have had this model since they first came out so I have lost track of how many I have actually had as upgrades. The 820 is my favorite because; it uses the AA batteries, it is still compact/light (even lighter if you use the light weight batteries), it has excellent zoom. This purchase is an 'extra' one because I see Olympus has changed a lot on the newer model, making it a little more 'high' tech of which I don't want. The SP-820 has plenty of options for the causal, amateur photographer and even those more into photography. I have had my photos compared to those taken with 'bigger' / fancier cameras and people can't tell the difference. If one is having problems with blurry photos be sure you are only depressing the shutter button part way and let the camera focus before depressing it the entire way. The only time I have trouble with blurry photos is when the subject moves or I am in a hurry and I move too much. This camera also takes great photos through my windows of which I do quite often to get great bird photos.

April 14, 2014

Jane

Excellant Camera

I purchased this camera for my daughter and liked it so much that I kept it for myself. I have 3 or 4 different types of digital cameras but this one is so easy to use. Many of my others need an interpreter to learn how to use but not this one and it can do so much more than expected. Light weight and easy to use. My dream camera, makes me feel like I can take professional quality photos.

February 09, 2014

Howard

Outperformed my friends expensive Nikon and Canon cameras

I had to learn two things. Get high performance batteries and learn to program the spot focus on P. Then this camera was outstanding for photographing African flora and fauna.

My friend has expensive camera equipment and my relatively small, light, inexpensive camera outperformed his cameras at critical moments. I was surprised at the clarity even when shooting the maximum magnification. Olympus served my needs very well.

On the topic of cameras, I generally carry two cameras, one pocket sized and a longer range camera. My Sony DSC-W120 was great until the battery died in the middle of a movie and would not close down. Then a spec of dust entered the camera CMOS. I am replacing the Sony with what seems to be a comparable Olympus advanced pocket camera. I look forward to seeing how well it performs. I loved my Sony until it got the dust spot, but it is 7 years old.

August 20, 2013

Albert

Slightly disappointed

No manual focus and the zoom lens does not work smoothly. The panorama function is very poor compared to the Stylus 570UZ. This is my 5th Olympus camera and over all I'm satisfied with the quality and performance

August 05, 2013

Edwin

Good choice

I like the machine gun mode, especially for candid shots of children, groups, etc.

The video control buttons are in a spot where it is easy to push them unintentionally, and thus to get videos of no value.

I sometimes wish I had a bit more control of speed/shutter/f-stop settings.

Ed

July 07, 2013

Tara

OK

Camera is very easy to use. Compact and light to carry. Pictures seem blurry on auto mode. Manual and program modes are slightly better but still appear blurry. Sent camera for service due to blurry pictures, Olympus states camera is fine they cannot find problems with it. Pictures are still blurry. Overall ok but would spend more money next time for another brand.

June 14, 2013

Arthur

A lovely camera

A lovely camera with all the features you will ever need: an excellent zoom, high definition movie shooting, 14 megapixel still shots. I got the silver model and I think it has to be one of the nicest-looking cameras extant. I have had many cameras during my life. This one has to be the most versatile. It has a solid build and feel about it.

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