Olympus Mju Digital 800
(Olympus Stylus 800 in the USA)
Review Date: October 10th 2005
The Olympus Mju Digital 800 is an 8 megapixel compact digital camera with a weatherproof body that is resistant to water spray. Standout features on the Olympus Mju 800 include a large 2.5 inch LCD screen (although there is no room for an optical viewfinder), manual control in the form of shutter priority and aperture priority modes, 19 different scene modes for the novice user, and a Super Macro mode that focuses as close as 3cm from your subject. Olympus have also incorporated some completely new ideas. BrightCapture Technology, which automatically brightens the LCD screen in dark conditions, Image Blur Reduction mode, which reduces blur created by a moving subject or camera movement, and an Album function which sorts and displays your photos. So does all of this add up to make the Olympus Mju Digital 800 the perfect compact digicam for you? Find out in my extensive review.
The recommended retail price of the Olympus Mju Digital 800 in the UK is £350, and in the US it is $449.99.
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