Olympus SP-800UZ Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus SP-800UZ.
World Exclusive! This is the first online review of the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS super-zoom camera. Featuring a 20x wide-angle zoom lens, 12 megapixels, 2.5 inch tilting LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, external flash hotshoe, HD video recording and full range of shooting modes, the compact Canon SX20 sounds like a thinking photographer's dream. Read our in-depth review of the Canon SX20 IS to find out if it lives up to expectations...
Looking for your first DSLR, but put off by the expense, bulk, poor live view and need to change lenses? Then Fujifilm may have the answer in the shape of the new FinePix S200EXR, a bridge-style camera designed to replicate the DSLR experience in a more affordable and compact package. Fujifilm have also included their revolutionary EXR image technology, which should make the S200 EXR a real alternative to both entry-level DSLRs and other super-zoom compacts. Mark Goldstein finds out if the Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR lives up to its considerable promise...
The Nikon Coolpix P90 is the latest entry in the competitive super-zoom camera market, offering a 24x optical lens with a 26-624mm focal length. Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilisation system helps to avoid the inevitable effects of camera-shake when using the longer focal lengths or in low-light, while the P90's new 3 inch tilting LCD screen makes image composition more versatile. Other key features include a 1cm macro mode, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes, and an extensive ISO range of 64-6400. With an official price of £379.99 / €449.00 / $399.95, can the Nikon Coolpix P90 challenge the likes of the Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Olympus SP-590UZ, and Canon PowerShot SX1/10 IS?
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 (also known as the DMC-FZ35) is a new super-zoom camera that builds on the considerable success of the FZ28 and FZ18 models. Offering a high-definition video mode with stereo sound, faster autofocus and startup, new Power O.I.S anti-shake system and longer battery life, the Panasonic FZ38 concentrates on behind-the-scenes improvements whilst retaining the intuitive handling, Intelligent Auto mode, manual shooting modes and RAW support of the FZ28. Priced at £329.99 / $399.95, we bring you the World's first ever review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.
The Pentax X70 is the latest super-zoom compact camera to land on our review desk, and the first entry from Pentax into this ever-competitive segment of the market. This 24x zoom model offers an amazingly versatile focal range of 26-624mm, covering everything from wide-angle landscapes to up-close-and-personal nature shots. If there still isn't enough telephoto range for you, the software-based Intelligent Zoom function boosts the X70's reach up to 3900mm. Also on offer are a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, 1280x720 pixel HD movies, 1cm macro and full range of manual shooting modes. Currently selling for around £370 / $399, Gavin Stoker finds out if the Pentax X70 can compete with the super zoom big boys in our latest expert review.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 is a super-zoom camera with some rather unique features up its proverbial sleeve. These include a 20x zoom lens and 9 megapixel CMOS sensor, both of which utilise Sony's DSLR technology, 3 inch tiltable LCD screen, and fast 10fps burst shooting mode. Going up against the likes of the Canon Powershot SX20 IS, Panasonic FZ38 and Olympus SP-590UZ, we find out if the £480 / $500 Sony HX1 hits the right spot...