Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS Breaks The Glass Ceiling with Incredible 40x Super Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens
Capture Wider Group Shots and Sharper Close-Ups on the Go,
Intelligent Technology Delivers Amazing Image Quality with Ease
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 22, 2012 – Olympus proudly unveils the new STYLUS
SP-820UZ iHS, its flagship Ultra Zoom compact camera, and most powerful optical
zoom ever! The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS magnifies subjects up to 40x to capture a
level of detail and emotion normally possible only with an interchangeable
telephoto lens. With Super-Resolution Zoom, the focus distance is doubled,
enabling up to 80x zoom magnification. Beyond its incredible zoom power,
bringing the action closer from hundreds of feet away without swapping lenses,
the camera’s impressive 22.4mm (equivalent to 22.4-
896mm on a 35mm camera) super wide-angle lens takes in sweeping panoramas, group portraits and
up-close macro images, so sports fans, travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike
will enjoy maximum performance wherever they go.
Olympus SP-820UZ iHS is compact enough to be an everyday travel companion with
a sleek housing and ergonomic comfort grip engineered to help keep the camera
steady even when shooting at high magnification – when shake can potentially
ruin a great shot.
The camera's outstanding optics are matched by Olympus’ advanced iHS (Intelligent,
High-Sensitivity and High-Speed) technologies, a high-sensitivity 14-Megapixel
CMOS sensor that combines with the TruePic V image processor for faster
reaction times, radiant colors, and beautiful, sharp images of fast-moving
subjects and low-light, backlit scenes. High-speed, adjustable-frame rate 1080p
Full HD and High-Speed Video (240fps HSQVGA) recording captures video with the best
image quality currently available in compact cameras*. Photo with video clip captures a
video clip before, and after you take the shot. Dual Image Stabilization
and Multi-Motion Movie Image Stabilization minimize camera shake even while the user is moving. Linear PCM audio recording, a technology pioneered by Olympus and incorporated in its line of professional audio recording devices enhances your videos with
better-than-CD quality audio. With HDMI output and control, you can use your
HDTV’s remote to control playback functions and navigate the camera’s menus
from the comfort of your couch.
are packed inside the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS to overcome challenging shooting
situations. At night and in low-light, where image blur is more likely
to occur, Hand-Held Starlight mode captures multiple images and stitches them
together into a single, crisp, breathtaking photo without the use of a tripod.
HDR Backlight Adjustment captures a collage of images at various exposure
levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image. No time to fix your
make-up before someone takes your picture with the SP-820UZ iHS? Olympus’
Beauty Make-up mode will allow you to apply everything from eyeliner to eye
shadow and blush.
The camera’s Smart
Panorama mode creates a spectacular, sweeping still photo automatically.
When a photographer pans across a subject, a series of images simultaneously
knit together (up to a 360° field of view). A host of creative in-camera Magic Art Filters like
Pin Hole and Pop Art enable users to apply spectacular effects to all of life’s
adventures both with stills and in video mode. Eye-Fi® card compatibility and a
3.0" High-Resolution LCD screen makes it simple to share stills and HD
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus SP-820UZ iHS will
be available in September, 2012, and
ships with a Camera Strap, Protective Lens Cap, USB Cable, Audio/Video Cable, 4
AA Batteries, Quick Start Guide, Instruction Manual, OLYMPUS [ib] Software
CD-ROM and a Warranty Card.
Estimated Street Price: $329.99
(Available in silver and black).