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Olympus SP-800UZ Outdoor Crops

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Outdoor Crops

The crops below show the performance of the Olympus SP-800UZ next to the same ISO for the Fuji Finepix S100FS
Fuji Finepix S100FS
. The Olympus reaches ISO 1600 while the Fuji reaches 3200 at full-resolution.

All crops below are 100% from their respective camera taken at the highest image quality setting available. ISO was set on camera, all other settings were left at their default values. These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Olympus SP-800UZ Fuji Finepix S100FS
Olympus SP-800UZ - ISO 50 Crop
ISO 50
Olympus SP-800UZ - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji S100FS - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Olympus SP-800UZ - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Fuji S100FS - ISO 200 Crop
ISO 200
Olympus SP-800UZ - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji S100FS - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Olympus SP-800UZ - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji S100FS - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Olympus SP-800UZ - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600

SP-800UZ clearly lags behind the Fuji S100FS which pulls ahead by at about 3 stops in terms of retention of details and contrast. We can guess that the SP-800UZ 14 megapixels sensor is probably quite noisy and that Olympus had to implement some agressive noise-reduction which destroys details and local contrast.

Fuji S100FS - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Olympus SP-800UZ
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By on 2010/10/28
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Olympus SP-800UZ Facts

Large digital camera
14 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 50-1600
30X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-4s
Built-in StabilizationSpot-Metering
0.8 FPS Drive, 24 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital High Capacity
3" LCD 230K PixelsInternal Memory
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