Olympus mju 820 review (Olympus Stylus 820)

Review Date : Mon, 5 Nov 2007

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Olympus Mju 820

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.

Verdict

A mixed bag of a compact that impresses little aside from its weatherproof capabilities


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Price as reviewed

£180.00

Scores

Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 16/20
Performance 16/20
Value 16/20
Features 16/20
Overall Score 82%

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