Olympus STYLUS SP-820UZ iHS Packs a Whopping 40x Zoom

by on August 22, 2012

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Olympus SP-820UZ iHS

Olympus just launched the Stylus SP-820UZ iHS, its flagship Ultra Zoom compact camera. It features a 40x optical zoom lens (22.4-896mm equivalent) a 14MP CMOS image sensor.

The zoom is further magnified by what Olympus calls Super-Resolution Zoom, which doubles the focus distance, enabling up to 80x zoom magnification.

The SP-820UZ iHS also sports a 3-inch LCD 1080p HD video, as well as 720p video at 60fps for smooth slow motion footage.

The Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS should be available in September 2012 at a retail price of $329.99.  You can order the SP-820UZ here at B&H Photo.

Full specifications below.

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS Specifications

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 (4288×3216)
8M (3264×2448)
5M (2560×1920)
3M (2048×1536)
2M (1600×1200)
1M (1280×960)
VGA (640×480)
16:9 L (4288×2416)
16:9 S (1920×1080)
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 MovieMagic 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
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{ 2 comments }

1 Debbie mertz August 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

Too bad a viewfinder is omitted

2 John P November 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

Debbie, with this camera, a viewfinder is not needed.

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