Sep 30, 2005

Olympus Stylus 800 Digital Camera Review

The Olympus Stylus 800 digital camera delivers power, performance and enhanced usability with an array of innovative technologies: Bright Capture Technology for low-light photography; a HyperCrystal™ LCD for high-contrast viewing; metal, all-weather construction for protection against the elements; manual exposure and aperture settings for creative control and versatility; as well as an 8.0-megapixel image sensor for stunningly high-resolution prints. reviewed the Stylus 800 and like it well enough. They said-
"The stylish little Stylus 800 does everything very well, but it doesn't do anything exceptionally well. Image quality, operational speed, and usability are all about average, but that's not a bad thing -- average is actually pretty good these days. Still not convinced? The Stylus 800 is built like a tank, it's weatherproof, it's compact and lightweight, and it makes an excellent "take it along everywhere" photographic tool for family shooters, active folks, outdoorsmen (and women), and travelers."

Stylus 800 Features:
* 8-megapixel effective CCD and 3x optical zoom lens
* Durable all-metal (all-weather) body lets you shoot in almost any weather condition
* Built-in Help GUIDE for easy operation.
* 24 shooting modes, including aperture priority and shutter speed priority
* 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD with 215,000 pixel resolution and 160° viewing angle
* Bright Capture Technology for enhanced previewing and image quality in low light
* Movies at 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120 with audio, length limited only by memory
* Add voice memos to still pictures
* Shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 1/2 second (up to 4 secs in night mode)
* Enhanced flash working range, 21.3 ft. with Program Auto (W), 42.0 ft. with ISO1600 (W).
* Remove red-eye or easily convert your color photos into sepia or black-and-white with built-in editing features
* ISO sensitivity; Auto, 64 - 1600 (800/1600 SQ1)
* Built-in all-weather speaker and microphone
* ~21.3MB of internal memory + xD-Picture Card slot
* Auto-Connect USB for quick and easy image transfer to computer
* Direct printing to any PictBridge compatible printer
* Lithium rechargeable battery and charger included