36x optical zoom Olympus SP-810UZ compact launched

Olympus has announced a new superzoom model, the SP-810UZ, which offers a 14MP sensor combined with a 36x optical zoom. The Olympus SP-810UZ also has a HD video mode and 3″ optical zoom, giving it plenty of versatility for the advancing compact user.

With that 24-864mm (35mm equivalent) lens offering a level of magnification to challenge the largest currently available, such as the Nikon P500 and Fujifilm HS20, the Olympus SP-810UZ will doubtless turn consumer’s heads. Add to that the £229.99 RRP and the relatively small size and the SP-810UZ has enough attributes to be highly anticipated in the WDC office.

A 720p HD movie mode may not compete with the 1080 resolution of a number of the Olympus SP-810UZ’s rivals, but the largely auto-led operation of the camera should appeal to beginners. With dual image stabilisation and a 3D mode rounding out the major features the Olympus SP-810UZ looks to be an enticing prospect for the ever-expanding superzoom genre. 

The Olympus SP-810UZ will be released in September, for more information head to www.olympus.co.uk