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Olympus SP-810UZ

alaTest has collected and analysed 228 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the responsiveness. Some have doubts about the build quality and viewfinder.

portability, usability, value for money, image quality, performance

shutter, viewfinder, build quality

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-810UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus SP-810UZ review


The SP-810UZ stands apart from most SLR-shaped ultra-zoom cameras. With no electronic viewfinder, manual exposure or manual focus and the bare minimum of physical controls, it's really just a point-and-shoot camera with a very big zoom. That's not...

Limited control and poor quality in low light, but for outdoor telephoto photography on a tight budget, it's a reasonable choice

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Olympus SP-810UZ Compact Digital Camera Review


The Olympus SP-810UZ is a compact digital camera with a massive 36x optical zoom. Available for less than £200, it appears at first glance to be quite a bargain, Daniel Bell finds out if it is.

Good value for money; Decent image quality; Massive optical zoom range; Fast hi-speed shooting

Focusing can be a little slugglish when using lots of optical zoom

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Olympus SP-810 UZ


24-864mm). It's small, too, but this tiny stature means that buttons and dials have been kept to a minimum and there's no external mode dial. Shooting modes are instead adjusted via the on-screen menu, and it doesn't feature any manual or semi-auto...


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Amazon review summary for Olympus SP-810UZ


alaTest has collected and analysed 47 user reviews of Olympus SP-810UZ from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, value for money, usability, lens, glare

performance, responsiveness, build quality

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus SP-810UZ Compact Digital Camera - Black (14.0MP, 3.0 inch TFT, 36 x Wide Optical Zoom)Olympus SP-810UZ ( 14.5 MP,36 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )

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I bought the camera for my daughters graduation but missed her accepting her certificate as i accidently knocked a button which put a grid on the screen that neither me or my son in law could remove, (even when swiching it off and on again!) because of...

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Excellent Camera


this camera performs superbly !!

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Awesome Camera


So many features(14MP, 36x+4x Zoom, LI.battery, USB charging,SDXC support, HD recording etc etc.) in such a low price is unmatchable. You definetly cannot find such features in such a cost. Although after sales sevice is still to be seen. Hope that...

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I purchased this cam and its very user friendly and nice to new users. Clarity and position that accrued is simply best. Zoom is really awesome.

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Very pleased with my new camera

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A little disappointing


I bought this to supplement the compact I have (12x optical zoom, 12 MP) with something with more zoom, suitable for wildlife photography without going the big step up to Digital SLR. In many respects I've found it inferior to the compact:-

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready / WITH EYE-FI

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/850S


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-50 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-50 B


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes