Olympus Stylus 820 (mju 820 Digital) review

Started Nov 12, 2007 | User reviews
Kestrel1029 Contributing Member • Posts: 611
Olympus Stylus 820 (mju 820 Digital) review

I purchased this camera recently. While doing research for a new camera a set a list of requirements.
1) That it be an Ultra-Compact camera, as I was going to be taking it with me while I was riding my bike.
2) That it provided good image quality.
3) I didn't want to spend alot of money. I was afraid that the camera might be damaged in a crash or some other mishap.
4) Optionally that it have a larger zoom than most Ultra-Compacts.

This camera really fits the bill in all regards. I'm quite pleased with the image quality, especially considering the price. So far this seems to be a great take along anywhere camera. I do like some of the modes that this little guy has. I have used the "Available Light" mode several times. This mode ramps the ISO up to as much as 3200 so you do not have to use the flash. I was pleased with the outcome as there was not too much noise.

Problems:

Difficult to see the LCD screen in bright, direct sunlight.

Olympus Stylus 820 (mju 820 Digital)
8 megapixels • 2.7 screen • 36 – 180 mm (5×)
Announced: Aug 23, 2007
Kestrel1029's score
4.7
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2.8
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