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Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030

Portability
69
Imaging
37
Features
35
Overall
36
Olympus SP-800 UZ front
 
Olympus Stylus 7030 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
27
Overall
33

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 Key Specs

Olympus SP-800 UZ
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200 (Expand to 1000)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-840mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 455g - 110 x 90 x 91mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Renewed by Olympus SP-810 UZ
Olympus 7030
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 140g - 93 x 56 x 26mm
  • Announced January 2010
  • Alternate Name is mju 7030
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Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 Overview

Following is a extended assessment of the Olympus SP-800 UZ versus Olympus 7030, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are manufactured by Olympus. The resolution of the SP-800 UZ (14MP) and the 7030 (14MP) is pretty similar and they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SP-800 UZ was released about the same time to the 7030 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a thorough comparison, below is a concise summation of how the SP-800 UZ matches up versus the 7030 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-800 UZ over the Olympus 7030

 SP-800 UZ 7030 
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Olympus 7030 over the Olympus SP-800 UZ

 7030 SP-800 UZ 

Common features in the Olympus SP-800 UZ and Olympus 7030

 SP-800 UZ 7030 
AnnouncedFebruary 2010January 2010Similar age
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera regularly, you need to factor in its weight and volume. The Olympus SP-800 UZ features physical dimensions of 110mm x 90mm x 91mm (4.3" x 3.5" x 3.6") having a weight of 455 grams (1.00 lbs) and the Olympus 7030 has sizing of 93mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") having a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs).

See the Olympus SP-800 UZ versus Olympus 7030 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you select at that time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the SP-800 UZ vs the 7030.

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SP-800 UZ and 7030 is 69 and 95 respectively.

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to envision the difference between sensor sizes merely by reading a spec sheet. The pic here will offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the SP-800 UZ and 7030.

As you can see, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the identical resolution and you can expect similar quality of pictures though you should take the age of the products into consideration.

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-800 UZ Portrait photography info
Olympus 7030 Portrait photography info
28
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus SP-800 UZ
Street photography with Olympus 7030
46
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-800 UZ Sports photography highlights
Olympus 7030 Sports photography highlights
47
incredible zoom range (28-840mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
39
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus SP-800 UZ
Travel photography with Olympus 7030
61
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
great reach (840mm)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
good MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-800 UZ Landscape photography advice
Olympus 7030 Landscape photography advice
41
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14MP)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
no manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
37
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-800 UZ Vlogging info
Olympus 7030 Vlogging info
24
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone support
29
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone support
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Olympus SP-800 UZ vs Olympus 7030 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-800 UZ and Olympus 7030
 Olympus SP-800 UZOlympus Stylus 7030
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus SP-800 UZ Olympus Stylus 7030
Also called - mju 7030
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-02-02 2010-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 16:9 and 4:3
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO 1000 -
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 143 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-840mm (30.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 12 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.10 m 5.70 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 455 grams (1.00 pounds) 140 grams (0.31 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 90 x 91mm (4.3" x 3.5" x 3.6") 93 x 56 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID Li-50B -
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $270 $179