Olympus SP-820UZ - Digital camera - compact - 14.0 Mpix - 40 x optical zoom - black

Olympus SP-820UZ - Digital camera - compact - 14.0 Mpix - 40 x optical zoom - black

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For people who want expressive, excellent-quality close-ups on the go, the flagship SP-820UZ has a superb optical zoom lens that takes the SP series' traditional zoom power to a whole new level. For the first time you can magnify subjects up to 40x for the sort of detail, dynamism and emotion you'd only normally expect from an interchangeable telephoto lens. Given that its rivals can manage only 24 mm, the 22.4 mm super wide-angle lens on the SP-820UZ offers outstanding wide-angle flexibility with broad

landscapes, interiors or crowds. The rest of the spec is equally impressive. Full HD and high-speed, adjustable-frame rate movie recording combines with Olympus iHS technologies that include a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, TruePic V image processor - and an array of advanced features. Time after time, wherever you are, however light you want to travel. The SP-820UZ has an ergonomic comfort grip and the professional looks of a top-of-the-range camera.


  • 40x super-wide optical zoom (22.4-896mm)
  • 14 Megapixel CMOS
  • iHS Technology
  • 1080p Full HD Movie and HDMI Control
  • Multi-motion Movie IS
  • 7.6cm/3.0" 460,000 dot colour LCD
  • Dual Image Stabilisation
  • Magic Filter Movie and/or Stills
  • HDR Backlight Adjustment
  • Handheld Starlight Mode
  • Super Macro Mode
  • Advanced iAuto and AF Tracking
  • Super-resolution Zoom
  • Beauty Make-up Mode
  • Pet Detection Mode
  • Smart Panorama
  • High-Speed Sequential Shooting
  • High-Speed Movies
  • Photo with Movie Clip
  • Eye-Fi Card compatibility

All you need in one lens.
Capture far away in fantastic detail

This compact 40x optical zoom has an impressive focal range of 22.4-896mm - for unparalleled flexibility. Unlike other zooms, it also takes you remarkably close to far-away subjects with uncompromised image quality thanks to its 80x super resolution.

Stellar shots, day and night.
Turn tricky shots into terrific shots - with iHS technology.

Originally designed for DSLR and PEN cameras, iHS technologies with a TruePic V processor and backlit CMOS sensor offer high sensitivity and high-speed processing - for enhanced image details, especially in low light.

Fit even more in the frame.
Get the full picture every single time.

It's often a job fitting everything in photos. With a maximum wide angle of 22.4mm, exceeding the usual 24mm in this class, this lens makes sure you get everything in the frame - from landscapes and buildings to group shots.

Special moments deserve special movies.
Capture life's moments in epic quality - with Full HD Movie

As well as 1080p Full HD Movie quality, high-speed shooting capabilities now capture even the fastest moving objects in frame-by-frame clarity. Record even that which isn't visible to the human eye - then play back in slow motion on a big Full HD TV.

Magnify your world.
Discover extreme close-up photography with Super Macro mode

Specially developed for capturing the smallest things in life with the great precision and scale, the Super Macro mode lets you focus in extreme close-up. Discover a whole new world with your photography!

Dual image stabiliser
In-built stabilisation technology is designed to minimise any camera shake or blur - even when you or your subject are moving.

Smart Panorama
Shoot breathtaking panoramas in one frame and at the touch of a touch button, simply panning the camera across the scene.

Handheld Starlight mode
This feature takes multiple images at different exposures, then selects the best gradation - for perfectly exposed photos every time.

80x super resolution zoom
Unlike normal digital zooms, the super resolution capabilities of this lens ensure high image resolution and sharpness at high magnification.

12 Magic Filters
Give your stills and movies an artistic touch, with a whole range of 12 striking Magic Filters to choose from.

Truepic Processor
This powerful image processor forms a part of the in-built iHS technologies dedicated to high overall image quality. Not only does it offer image processing capabilities with high resolution while maintaining high-level colour reproduction. It also provides improved colour controllability in specific colours such as emerald green and yellow. The image processing speed are also increased, along with startup and shooting speeds.

High Speed Movie
High-speed shooting capabilities enable you to capture even the fastest moving objects in super slo-mo clarity with 120fpsor even 240fps. Record movement that isn't even visible to the human eye - then play it back in slow motion on a TV, frame by frame.

High Speed Continuous Shooting
Rather than just having one chance at a shot, fast continuous shooting allows you to capture all the action and movement as it happens in frame-by-frame precision.

3'' Display

Olympus 3 inch Displays are the first choice for easy framing, reviewing and sharing of photos and movies. The imaging power of these monitors is characterised by vivid colour reproduction and high levels of contrast with improved resolution up to 1.030k dots and great new technologies like OLED for even further improved viewing and framing possibilities.



Product Description
Olympus SP-820UZ - digital camera
Product Type
Digital camera - compact
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Image Processor
TruePic V
Sensor Resolution
14.0 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Lens System
Zoom lens - 40x zoom - 4 - 160 mm - f/3.4-5.7
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
10 cm
Digital Zoom
4 x
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
LCD display - 3"
Supported Battery
4 x AA alkaline battery (included) , 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery (optional)
Interfaces Provided
Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.69 cm x 7.8 cm x 9.3 cm
485 g



Product Type
Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour
Sensor Resolution
14.0 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Total Pixels
15,300,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
14,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
ISO (Max)
Optical Zoom
40 x
Digital Zoom
4 x
Image Processor
TruePic V
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Face Detection
Print Standard
Direct print, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, PRINT Image Matching
Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection
AE/AF Control
Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
Face Detection
Advanced Face Detection technology, Pet Detection
Digital Video Format
H.264, MOV
Image Recording Format
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Interfaces Provided
Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO 6400, ISO 3200, ISO auto
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, spot
Exposure Modes
Programme, automatic
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, beach/snow, self-portrait, PET, fireworks, night scene, sports mode, sunset, indoor, cuisine, beauty, night scene with portrait, documents, handheld starlight, backlight correction HDR
Special Effects
Fisheye, soft focus, Water Colour, miniature, Drawing, Pop Art, pin hole, Punk, Sparkle, dramatic, Reflection, Fragmented
Face retouch
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Fluorescent, sunlight, tungsten light, overcast
Max Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
4 sec
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Zoom lens - 40x zoom - 4 - 160 mm - f/3.4-5.7
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
22.4 - 896mm
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
10 cm
Macro Focus Range
Zoom Adjustment
Motorised drive
Lens Construction
9 groups / 14 elements
ED glass, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
AF illuminator
Effective Flash Range
0.2 m - 15 m: ISO 3200 (wide lens) , 3 m - 8.9 m: ISO 3200 (tele lens)

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
3 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second, 10 frames per second (3MP), 30 frames per second (3MP)
Self Timer Delay
2sec, 12sec
Additional Features
Audio recording, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, camera orientation detection, histogram display, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, in-camera red-eye fix, Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), face detection, built-in help guide, dual image stabilization, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Backlight Correction HDR, Shade Correction, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Eye-Fi Card Ready, Smart Panorama, distortion control, high-speed recording, Multi-motion Movie Image Stabilisation (IS), Intelligent High Speed (iHS) technology


3" LCD display
460,000 pixels
Display Form Factor
Display Features
Display brightness control


Microphone Operation Mode


Connector Type
1 x USB 2.0 , 1 x HDMI output , 1 x composite video/audio output


Drivers & Utilities, [ib] software


Included Accessories
Carrying strap, lens cap, USB cable


Battery Type
4 x AA alkaline battery (included) , 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery (optional)

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
Image Storage
JPEG 4288 x 3216 , JPEG 3264 x 2448 , JPEG 2560 x 1920 , JPEG 2048 x 1536 , JPEG 1600 x 1200 , JPEG 1280 x 960 , JPEG 640 x 480 , JPEG 4288 x 2416 , JPEG 1920 x 1080
Video Capture
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 , H.264 - 1280 x 720 , H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps , H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps , H.264 - 320 x 240 - 240 fps

Dimensions & Weight

11.69 cm
7.8 cm
9.3 cm
485 g
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