Olympus SP-810 UZ summary
Olympus SP-810 UZ is Olympus's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially announced on July of 2011. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The SP-810 UZ is ranked #196 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #840 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should look at our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.
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Olympus SP-810 UZ history
The Olympus SP-810 UZ is part of a family of products. You can read the full range underneath.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Gallery
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Olympus SP-810 UZ Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Olympus SP-810 UZ based on factors which are generally considered crucial in a digital camera.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Sensor details
The Olympus SP-810 UZ houses the TruePic III+ chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Olympus SP-810 UZ is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the SP-810 UZ's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The SP-810 UZ sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus SP-810 UZ dimensions
Olympus SP-810 UZ weighs in at 0.91 lbs (413 gr / 14.57 ounces) and features outside proportions of 106mm x 76mm x 74mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 2.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Olympus SP-810 UZ is very much the same when compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a image of the Olympus SP-810 UZ besides a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the SP-810 UZ.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Lens specs
The SP-810 UZ houses an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 24-864mm giving it a 36.0 x zoom which is very good and would enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.9 which will be very slow and not the best in low light events and you will probably struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to boost the ISO producing noisy shots. At the tele end, 864mm is terrific zoom and comes with f5.7 which is really slow and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Connectivity
The SP-810 UZ has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and sometimes alter settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Video specs
The max video quality in the Olympus SP-810 UZ is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really strive for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have got little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to order a different model if you need better audio in your videos.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Weather Sealing
Olympus SP-810 UZ does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus SP-810 UZ houses a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
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The ViewFinder specs regarding Olympus SP-810 UZ are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be pretty valuable.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Shutter specs
Olympus SP-810 UZ can shoot continuously at 0.7 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1200 sec.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Flash and Hot shoe specs
Olympus SP-810 UZ has got only built in flash without external flash support.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Autofocus specs
Olympus SP-810 UZ has got just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is helpful for portraits.
It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Olympus SP-810 UZ has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful for low light conditions or you need more accurate control on focus.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the maximum (600) battery life for this category of cameras.
Here is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
Olympus SP-810 UZ for different types of photography
The following illustration gives a summary of the Olympus SP-810 UZ for different types of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Olympus SP-810 UZ as a Portrait photography camera
The Olympus SP-810 UZ gets a score of 34 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not really good for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to use external lighting.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Street photography highlights
Getting a modest rating of 50, the Olympus SP-810 UZ is relatively suitable for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Sports photography factors
A dreadful sports photography rating of 41 indicates the Olympus SP-810 UZ is not really good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Travel photography highlights
Size is very important when buying a camera for travel. All round, the Olympus SP-810 UZ gets a nice 61 as a travelling camera which is a fine pick to purchase for your trips.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Landscape photography factors
For those who are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus SP-810 UZ with it's dreadful score of 41 as a landscape camera is not really good amongst its competition.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a moving screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Olympus SP-810 UZ is not really good as a vlog camera as it delivers a dreadful rating of 28.
Olympus SP-810 UZ Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the SP-810 UZ, below is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart followed below gives you an overview of the SP-810 UZ compared to it's top rated rivals listed above.
Following are additional cameras you may see as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.