Olympus mju 820 review (Olympus Stylus 820)
Review Date : Mon, 5 Nov 2007
Author : WDC Team
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Can the Olympus mju 820 review (Olympus Stylus 820), an affordable weatherproof camera from Olympus really impress?
|Pros:||Weatherproofing, Wedge-shaped design|
|Cons:||Soft, Noisy images, Muddling interface|
Olympus' affordable and weatherproof Olympus mju 820 review (also known as the Olympus Stylus 820 in the US) comes in four colours, the stylish model offering a range of features in line with its competitors. The 8MP sensor is accompanied by a 5x optical zoom and an impressive 2.7in HyperCrystal LCD screen.
The body of the mju 820 is characteristically wedge-shaped and results in an ergonomic thick end that serves nicely as a handgrip. In terms of usability, it's quite a mixed bag. Scene modes are easily located and whilst shutter lag is minimal, shot-to-shot speed is lacking.
Images are a tad soft but fringing is well controlled. Exposures and white balance are consistent, but noise is a problem over ISO 400.
A mixed bag of a compact that impresses little aside from its weatherproof capabilities