Olympus SP-810UZ Review

January 23, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Olympus SP-810UZ Specifications

Image Sensor
Effective pixels 14 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 14.5 Megapixels
Type 1/2.3 '' CCD sensor
Optical zoom 36 x (WIDE)
Focal length 4.3 - 154.8 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 24 - 864 mm
Maximum aperture 2.9 - 5.7
Structure 16 lenses / 14 groups
Aspherical glass elements 5
ED glass elements 3
Digital Zoom
Enlargement factor 4 x / 144 x combined with optical zoom
Resolution 230000 dots
Monitor size 7.6 cm / 3.0 ''
Monitor type TFT
Frame assistance Yes
Brightness adjustment +/- 2 levels
Protection panel Yes
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Modes iESP, Face Detection AF, Spot, AF Tracking
Standard mode 0.3m - ∞ (wide) / 2.9m - ∞ (tele)
Makro mode 0.3m - ∞ (wide) / 2.9m - ∞ (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 5 cm
AF illuminator Yes
Light Metering
Modes ESP light metering, Spot metering
Histogram in shooting mode Yes
Exposure System
Modes i-Auto, Programme automatic, Scene Modes, Magic Filter, Panorama, Movie, 3D Photos
Shutter speed 1/2 - 1/1400 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Enhancement function Mechanical Image Stabiliser
Advanced Face Detection Technology
Pet Detection
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 16
Modes Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet (cat), Pet (dog)
Magic Filter
Types Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water color, Reflection, Miniature
Auto AUTO / High AUTO
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
One-touch white balance 2 custom settings can be registered
Preset values Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1
Internal Flash
Modes AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
Working range (wide) 0.5 - 6.0 m (ISO 1000)
Working range (tele) 2.9 - 5.0 m (ISO 1000)
Sequence Shooting
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 30 fps / 60 frames (in 2MP mode)
18.2 fps / 36 frames (in 3MP mode)
4.7 fps / 27 frames (in 5MP mode)
Sequential shooting mode 0.73 fps / 200 frames (Full Image Size)
Image Processing
Noise reduction Yes
Pixel mapping Yes
Engine TruePic III+
Shading compensation Yes
Distortion compensation Yes
Image Editing
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
Correction of saturation Yes
Beauty Fix Yes
View Images
Modes Single, Index, Zoom, Slide show, Event
Index 4x3 / 6x5 frames
Zoom 1.1 - 10 x
Auto rotation Yes
Image protect mode Yes
Histogram in playback mode Yes
View Movie
Modes Frame by frame, Fast forward, Reverse playback
Still Image Recording
EXIF 2.21
DPS PictBridge
Movie Recording System
Recording format MPEG-4
Image Stabilisation Mode No
HD Movie quality 720P Recording time: 29min.
Movie quality VGA Recording time: Up to card capacity
QVGA Recording time: Up to card capacity
Note: maximum file size 4GB
Magic Filter Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Water color, Reflection
Sound Recording System
Voice playback Yes
Sound recording Yes , format: AAC
Image footage 4 s
Speaker Yes
Removable Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Eye-Fi Card compatible Yes
Internal memory 14 MB
Image Size
14M 4288 x 3216
8M 3264 x 2448
5M 2560 x 1920
3M 2048 x 1536
2M 1600 x 1200
1M 1280 x 960
VGA 640 x 480
16:9 4288 x 2416
1920 x 1080
Menu languages in camera 39
Other Features
Self timer 2 / 12 s Pet auto shutter
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Menu guide Yes
3D photo shooting mode Yes
Panorama function In-Camera Panorama
Date imprint Yes
Customisation Options
My Mode 4 settings storable
Programmable button Yes
Power Supply
Battery LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
Internal Charging Yes
DC input Yes
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
HDMI™ Yes Micro connector (Type D) *
* "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 105.9 x 75.9 x 73.5 mm
Weight 413 g (including battery and memory card)