Compared to... Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Olympus Stylus 800 and the six megapixel Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom. We have included samples for the Stylus 800's highest and lowest ISO settings usable at full resolution (64 and 400), see later for higher ISO settings.

Studio scene comparison (Stylus 800 @ ISO 64, FinePix F10 @ ISO 80)

  • Olympus Stylus 800: Aperture Priority mode, ISO 64, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +1.0 EV compensation
  • Fuji FinePix F10 : Program mode, ISO 80, Default Image Parameters,
    Manual white balance, +0.67 EV compensation
  • Lighting: Daylight simulation, >98% CRI
Olympus Stylus 800
Fujifilm FinePix F10
ISO 64, 1/50 sec, F4.5
ISO 80, 1/70 sec, F4.3
3,319 KB JPEG
2,967 KB JPEG

The first thing you notice about the Stylus 800's output is how sharp it is, especially at lower ISO settings. There really is a lot of detail in these shots, which combined with the fairly high contrast and saturation produces results that really jump out and punch you in the eye. Looking a little closer, especially at 100% (actual pixels), you start to see that there is a price to pay for such 'crispness'; there is noticeable artefacting (look at the Baileys bottle crop around the word IRISH), though to be fair it's not serious enough at ISO 64 to cause be visible in a print. Essentially these images appear to be slightly over-sharpened, possibly combined with heavy noise reduction. At the end of the day it's not a major issue in real-world shots. Otherwise the images show accurate, if over-saturated color and an excellent tonal range. Not bad at all.