Olympus has released the STYLUS SP-820UZ iHS, its flagship Ultra Zoom compact camera offering an incredible 40x superwide-angle optical zoom. With Super-Resolution Zoom, the focus distance is doubled, enabling up to 80x zoom magnification. Beyond its incredible zoom power, bringing the action closer from hundreds of feet away without swapping lenses, the camera’s impressive 22.4mm (equivalent to 22.4 – 896mm on a 35mm camera) super wide-angle lens takes in sweeping panoramas, group portraits and up-close macro images, so sports fans, travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will enjoy maximum performance wherever they go.
The lightweight Olympus SP-820UZ iHS is compact enough to be an everyday travel companion with a sleek housing and ergonomic comfort grip engineered to help keep the camera steady even when shooting at high magnification – when shake can potentially ruin a great shot.
The camera’s outstanding optics are matched by Olympus’ advanced iHS (Intelligent, High-Sensitivity and High-Speed) technologies, a high-sensitivity 14-Megapixel CMOS sensor that combines with the TruePic V image processor for faster reaction times, radiant colors, and beautiful, sharp images of fast-moving subjects and low-light, backlit scenes. High-speed, adjustable-frame rate 1080p Full HD and High-Speed Video (240fps HSQVGA) recording captures video with the best image quality currently available in compact cameras*. Photo with video clip captures a video clip before, and after you take the shot. Dual Image Stabilization and Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization minimize camera shake even while the user is moving. Linear PCM audio recording, a technology pioneered by Olympus and incorporated in its line of professional audio recording devices enhances your videos with better-than-CD quality audio. With HDMI output and control, you can use your HDTV’s remote to control playback functions and navigate the camera’s menus from the comfort of your couch.
- Hand-Held Starlight mode captures multiple images and stitches them together into a single, crisp, breathtaking photo without the use of a tripod.
- HDR Backlight Adjustment captures a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image.
- Beauty Make-up mode will allow you to apply everything from eyeliner to eye shadow and blush.
- Smart Panorama mode creates a spectacular, sweeping still photo automatically. When a photographer pans across a subject, a series of images simultaneously knit together (up to a 360° field of view).
- in-camera Magic Art Filters like Pin Hole and Pop Art enable users to apply spectacular effects to all of life’s adventures both with stills and in video mode.
- Eye-Fi card compatible.
Pricing and Availability
The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS is available now in silver or black for $329.99.