Olympus SP-800 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera, 14.0 Megapixel with 30x Wide Zoom, 3.0 inch LCD, Titanium

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About Olympus

The SP-800UZ hides something amazing: a 30x wide-angle optical zoom. Bringing you all the power of a 30x zoom in a camera that's small enough to go wherever your travels take you. And with advanced features like Creative Art Filters, you can truly express yourself.

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Olympus Features

  • 14 Megapixel: An amazing 14 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.
  • 30x wide-angle optical zoom: All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. the 30x optical zoom gets you amazingly close to the action while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you capture breathtaking panoramas.
  • 3" LCD: The huge 3" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.
  • HD movie 720p: A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
  • 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.
  • 2GB internal memory: Store more photos and videos than ever before, right in your camera with 2gb of internal memory. (usable memory is 1.83gb.)
  • AF tracking: AF tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.
  • Creative art filters: Using creative art filters you can give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different in-camera effects, including pop art, pinhole, fisheye and drawing.
  • Intelligent auto: The intelligent auto setting identifies the scene you're shooting -- portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport -- and adjusts the settings to optimize results.
  • Advanced face detection: Face detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
  • In-camera panorama: Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.
  • Shadow adjustment: Shadow adjustment technology helps you capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations - perfect for outside shots in bright sun when dark shadows are prevalent or shooting in backlit situations.
  • Beauty mode: Beauty mode lets you smooth a person's skin, removing unwanted wrinkles or blemishes. additionally, make subtle edits, such as slightly emphasizing and brightening the eyes, with a new post-capture feature: beauty fix.
  • Perfect shot preview: Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, perfect shot preview lets you view the effects of various settings and then select and capture the perfect shot.

Olympus Specifications

Image Sensor
14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
5.0 - 150mm (28 - 840mm equivalent in 35mm photography
30x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f2.8 (W) / f5.6 (T)
3.0" LCD, 230,000 dots
2 Steps Brightness Adjustment
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: Wide: 3.9" - infinity (0.1m - infinity); Tele: 70.9" - infinity (1.8m - infinity)
Macro mode: Wide: 3.9" - infinity (0.1m - infinity); Tele: 70.9" - infinity (1.8m - infinity)
Super Macro mode: 0.39" - 4.72" (0.01m - 0.12m)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking, Selective Target
Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec. -1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected), Center Focus
White Balance Control
Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Movie: MP4
Number of Recorded Pixels
14MP (4,288 x 3216)
12MP (3,968 x 2,976)
5MP (2,560 x 1,920)
3MP (2,048 x 1,536)
2MP (1,600 x 1,200)
1MP (1,280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480)
16:9 (3,968 x 2,232)
Motion Blur Suppression
Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes
27 Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Panorama, Beauty Mode, Magic Filter, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. SPORT 4. NIGHT SCENE. 5. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SUNSET, 9. FIREWORKS, 10. MULTI-FIREWORKS 11. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE 12. CUISINE, 13. DOCUMENTS, 14. BEACH & SNOW, 15. BIRD WATCHING 16. SOFT BACKGROUND SHOT, 17. PET), HD Movie
Magic Filter(Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing)
In-Camera Panorama (Card), PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Shooting Assist Functions
Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode
HDMI: 1080i
Image Processing
TruePic III Image Processor
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4x3, 6x5), Collection, Event, Event-Play, Collection-Play, Collage, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Protection, Histogram, Voice Playback
Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment Edit, Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Black & White, Sepia, Calendar, Saturation
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
12/2 Seconds
2GB (1783MB for shooting)
Removable Media Card
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
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
Power Source
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-50B)
F-2AC Adapter
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
200 Shots
4.2"W x 2.9"H x 3.3"D (107.3mm x 73.4mm x 84.7mm)
14.7oz (416g) without batteries and media card
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Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers


No Viewfinder makes it less versatile


from Great Mountain Outdoors  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Olympus doesn't highlight the lack of a viewfinder. Having always been an Olympus fan I saw the features on this camera and jumped on it. To my surprize noe viewfinder, might work well for some folks but I like the ability to use the viewfinder more than not. Many good features if you can get over this, I couldn't and bought my first Nikon with even more features. Sorry Oympus.


I would buy this camera again


from Lima, Ohio  -  Casual Photographer

This takes great clear pictures of items we put on [...]. Better pictures than some other people have on their auctions. Very easy to use and easy to learn from the instructions. I would recommend this camera to anyone from a beginner to an expert photographer.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Wow, Amazing "Super Macro" Camera!


from Sparks, NV  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The Olympus SP-800 is an Amazing Camera. I was concidering an SLR to get the benefits of up close macro shots to far away telephoto shots through changeable lenses but didn't have to spend the money because this camera does all that and more. The "super macro" setting lets you get sharp clear detail of a subject at just centemeters away that you cannot get with a point and shoot. There is no end to how creative you can get with the settings in the camera. I couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend it!

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