Olympus Olympus SP-720UZ Digital Camera, 14 MP, CMOS Sensor, 26x Optical + 4x Digital Zoom, 3" LCD 460K Dots, 1080p Full HD Video, Black

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About Olympus SP-720UZ

The Olympus SP-720UZ Digital Camera (Black) is the world's smallest and lightest ultra zoom camera in the world. It features 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Olympus SP-720UZ Features

  • Smart Panorama: Capture breathtaking 360deg. 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
  • Beauty Mode: 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

Olympus SP-720UZ Specifications

Image Sensor
14 MP (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
4.66 - 121.2mm (26 - 676 mm equivalent in 35mm photography) 13 lenses in 10 groups
26x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.2 (W) - f5.6 (T)
3" LCD
460K Dots
Focus System
CMOS Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal Mode: W: 0.3m-infinity/T: 2.2m-infinity
Macro Mode: W: 0.3m-infinity/T: 2.2m-infinity
Super Macro Mode: 0.01m-infinity/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
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto, High (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
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
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
In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames)
Continuous Shooting
2.0 fps / 6 images (14M)
5.0 fps / 6 images (14M)
10 fps / 40 images (5M)
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 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)
12/2seconds/pet auto shutter
Internal Memory
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
AF Illuminator
Dimensions (WxHxD)
102.7x69.3x73.7mm / 4.04x2.73x2.90"
376g / 13.26oz
Mfr #

Olympus SP-720UZ Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers


I would buy this camera again


from Ohio  -  Casual Photographer

Easy to use. Purchased for school use with levels of all ages. Great product especially for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


So far, so good!


from Taos, NM.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have been pleased with the quality of the images,it's easy to use and navigate through the menus. The zoom is excellent, especially for outdoor shots, including landscape and wildlife photos in good light. Small and lightweight makes it a smart camera for travellers.


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Elias P  one more question please. can the camera take good quality video with low light..? i suppose the camera dont have wifi... correct...?
Aleks I  it has wi-fi & it can take PERFECT video with low light !
Eli V  does this have a flash?
DAVID J  Yes built in.
Elias P  Hi i want to ask if with this camera you can take video with an active zoom...Is it possible? or takes video only with still zoom...? thanks a lot in advance...
Aleks I  it can take video with active zoom with nice quality !!!
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