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Olympus Stylus 800 Digital


Olympus Stylus 800 Digital
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Category: Beginner to Serious

The Olympus Stylus 800 Digital (Mju 800 Digital in UK) just gets better with each new iteration of the model. New with 8MP resolution on a larger 1/1.8 in. CCD image sensor, it maintains a 3x optical zoom, an extra large and bright 2.5-in. HyperCrystal© LCD monitor which provides a sharp, clear picture in bright as well as low-light conditions.

One of the main attraction of the Olympus Stylus 800 is its All-Weather capability: Strategically placed seals and gaskets protect the camera from moisture and dust. Note that it is not waterproof [for that, you need the Stylus 720 SW].

The Olympus Stylus 800 provides 24 useful shooting modes, including Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority, manual exposure control and QuickTime (640 x 480) with sound, to get the best results. A built-in Help GUIDE provides tips to help you decide which setting is ideal for each situation.

A new Bright Capture Technology allows for enhanced previewing and image quality in low light. The flash working range has been enhanced to 21.3 ft. with Program Auto (W), and 42.0 ft. with ISO1600 (W).

PictBridge technology enables photos to be printed directly from the Olympus Stylus 800 to any PictBridge-enabled printer.

The Olympus Stylus 800 Digital should appeal to beginner and serious photographers desiring a compact, tough, all-weather digital camera with the famous ease-of-use of the Stylus line of cameras, now with flexible exposure control.

If you don't need the added exposure flexibility of Shutter-Priority and Aperture-Priority modes, check out the Olympus Stylus 810 Digital for US $50 less.

Olympus Stylus 800 Digital
QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus Stylus 800 Digital
CCD Imager 8.0 megapixel effective, 8.3 megapixel gross, 1/1.8" (1.41cm) CCD
Lens 8.0 – 24.0mm (38 – 114mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 5 groups, 3 aspherical lenses
Seamless Digital Zoom Seamless to 15x (3x optical and 5x digital combined)
Aperture Range f2.8/4.9 (adjustable in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Speeds 1/2000 sec – 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800 (SQ1), 1600 (SQ1) (equivalent)
Recording Mode(s) DCF Exif2.2, JPEG, PIM 3
Adjustable Resolutions 3264 x 2448 (SHQ)
3264 x 2448 (HQ)
2560 x 1920 (SQ1)
2272 x 1704 (SQ1)
2048 x 1536 (SQ1)
1600 x 1200 (SQ2)
1280 x 960 (SQ2)
1024 x 768 (SQ2)
640 x 480 (SQ2)
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Yes
Optimum Image Enlargement
Image Adjustment Modes
Image Effects Still Image: Black and White, Sepia, Resize, Rotation, Red-eye Fix
Movie: Frame Index
Panorama Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with Olympus Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
Sequence Normal: 1.3 frames per second, 4 frames or more in HQ mode
High Speed: 4 frames per second, 10 frames or more in SQ1 mode
Viewfinder N/A
LCD 2.5” (6.35cm) HyperCrystal LCD, approx. 215,000 pixels
Focusing System CCD Contrast detection
Focusing Ranges Normal mode: 19.7” – infinity (0.5m – infinity)
Macro mode W: 7.9” – 19.7” (0.2m – 0.5m), T: 11.8” – 19.7” (0.3m – 0.5m)
Super Macro Mode: 1.2” – 19.7” (3cm - 50cm)
Exposure Control ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Metering System Digital ESP multi-pattern, Spot metering
White Balance System iESP multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, and Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3)
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and back-lit conditions)
Red-eye Reduction
Flash Working Range Program Auto: W: 21.3 ft (6.5m), T: 11.5ft (3.5m)
ISO1600: W: 42.0 ft(12.8m), T: 23.6 ft (7.2m)
Flash Charging Time
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card™ (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB or 1GB)
Selftimer/Remote 12 seconds/2 seconds by Remote Control
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Outer Connectors USB Connecter & Audio/Video multi-terminal, DC input
Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed
Image Playback Still image: Single, Index display (4/9/16/25), Up to 8x enlargement, Slide-Show, Rotation, Calendar, Album, Histogram Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-frame
Operating Environment Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C), 30 – 90% humidity
Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C), 10 – 90% humidity
Power Supply Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (Li-12B), AC Adapter
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Calendar Automatic up to 2099
Size 4.1” W x 2.3” H x 1.3” D (103mm x 57.5mm x 33mm)
Weight 6.4 oz. (181.5g) without battery and media card
Number of Storable Photos
Quality Mode Resolution 256MB xD-Picture Card (optional) 1GB xD-Picture Card (optional)
Still image
(w/o sound)
Unit: shots
SHQ 3264 x 2448 63 shots 255 shots
HQ 3264 x 2448 124 shots 499 shots
SQ1 2560 x 1920
2272 x 1704
2048 x 1536
210 shots
262 shots
326 shots
841 shots
1048 shots
1305 shots
SQ2 1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
389 shots
614 shots
940 shots
1453 shots
1560 shots
2460 shots
3762 shots
5815 shots
Still image
Unit: shots
SHQ 3264 x 2448 63 shots 253 shots
HQ 3264 x 2448 122 shots 492 shots
SQ1 2560 x 1920
2272 x 1704
2048 x 1536
204 shots
253 shots
313 shots
820 shots
1015 shots
1254 shots
SQ2 1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
371 shots
570 shots
841 shots
1229 shots
1487 shots
2284 shots
3366 shots
4920 shots
Unit: min.
SHQ 640 x 480 approx. 220 sec. approx. 900 sec.
HQ 320 x 240 approx. 650 sec. approx. 2600 sec.
SQ 160 x 120 approx. 1650 sec. approx. 6750 sec.
All capacity figures are approximate.
MSRP US $449.99

Package Contents:

  • Stylus 800 Camera
  • Wrist Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Li-12B Li-ion Rechargeable Battery and Charger
  • Basic Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • CD-ROM: OLYMPUS Master Software and Advanced Manual

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