Olympus Mju Digital 800

(Olympus Stylus 800 in the USA)

Review Date: October 10th 2005

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Model µ[mju:] DIGITAL 800
Type Digital camera with 6.4 cm/2.5” HyperCrystal LCD monitor.
Colours Silver, dark blue.
Image sensor
Image sensor 1/1.8’’ CCD with 8.3 million pixels.
Effective pixel number 8.0 million pixels (the actual number of pixels used in image
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB).
Storage media type 32 MB internal storage (21.3 MB for image data). Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB).
Optical zoom 3x.
Structure 6 lenses in 5 groups, 3 aspherical lenses.
Focal length 8.0 – 24mm (equivalent to 38 – 114mm lens in 35mm format).
Maximum aperture 1:2.8 (wide) – 4.9 (tele).
Digital zoom 5x (15x seamless zoom when combined with optical zoom).
LCD monitor 6.4cm/2.5” HyperCrystal TFT LCD monitor with 215,000 pixels, BrightCapture Technology (with improved live view).
System TTL autofocus with contrast detection.
Mode Auto iESP autofocus, spot autofocus, AF lock.
Working range Standard mode 0.5m – infinity.
Macro mode 0.2m (Wide) / 0.3m (Tele) – 0.5m.
Super Macro mode From as close as 3cm.
Light metering
Mode Digital ESP metering, spot metering.
Function Histogram in shooting and playback mode.
Exposure control Programme AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE.

Scene programmes (Portrait, Landscape with Portrait , Landscape, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with Portrait, Available Light Portrait*, Cuisine, Beach and Snow, Self Portrait, Self Portrait and Self Timer, Indoor*, Behind Glass, Document, Candle*, Sunset, Fireworks, Shoot & Select 1*, Shoot & Select 2).

* Image size is fixed to 2048 x 1536

Function Image stabilized shooting mode.
Shutter speed ½ – 1/2000 sec (night scene 4 sec).
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV with 1/3 EV steps.
Auto ISO 64 – 400 (ISO 800 and 1600 for modes Indoor, Available light Portrait, Candle and Shoot & Select 1).
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400 (800 and 1600 with BrightCapture Technology).
White balance
Mode Auto Full-auto TTL ESP.
Pre-set Tungsten, overcast, sunlight, fluorescent light 1,2,3.
Built-in flash Modes Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), red-eye reduction, fill-in (forced activation), off (no flash).
Working range Up to 3.5 m (Tele) / 6.5 m (Wide) in Auto Mode. Up to 7.2 m (Tele) / 12.8 m (Wide) with ISO 1600.
Guide number 10.
Sequence shooting High speed mode: up to 4 frames/sec. up to 10 images ( in SQ1 ).
Image processing TruePic TURBO, pixel mapping, noise reduction.
Function shooting 2 in 1 function, panorama function (only with optional Olympus xD-picture Card).
Still image edit Re-size, rotation, black & white, sepia, Red-eye reduction.
Motion picture edit Index.
Recording system
Still image JPEG (DCF: “Design rule for Camera File system”), Exif 2.2 support, DPS, Print Image Matching III support, DPOF support.
Motion picture QuickTime Motion JPEG®* with sound.
Voice recording WAVE format.
Number of storable frames (approx., with 21.3 MB internal memory)
Still picture mode 3,264 x 2,448 SHQ: 4
  HQ: 9
2,560 x 1,920 SQ1: 15
2,272 x 1,704 SQ1: 19
2,048 x 1,536 SQ1: 24
1,600 x 1,200 SQ2: 29
1,280 x 960 SQ2: 46
1,024 x 768 SQ2: 70
640 x 480 SQ2: 114
Motion picture mode Up to memory card capacity (15 frames/sec). With internal memory: IN SHQ ( 640 x 480 pixels): 15 sec. In HQ (320 x 240 pixels ): 50 sec. In SQ (160 x 120 pixels): 2 min. 5 sec.
Power supply
Rechargeable battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-12B.
AC adapter Optional AC adapter: D-7AC.
AC 100V – 240V, 50 – 60Hz; DC 4.8V.
Interface DC input terminal,
USB and audio/video multi terminal.
Other features
DPOF setting Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, date/time display.
Direct printing (DPS) PictBridge support allows direct printing with compatible printers.
Multilingual menu English / French / German / Spanish / Russian / Italian. Additonal languages can be downloaded through OLYMPUS Master software from the Internet.
Weatherproof body Camera is not damaged by water spray from any direction.
Self-timer Yes.
Remote Control Optional infrared remote control available.
Date/time/calendar system Up to year 2099 with alarm clock.
Dimensions 103x 57.5 x 33mm.
Weight 181.5g (without battery and card).
Box contents Strap, USB cable, audio/video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master.

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Introduction / Price
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links

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