42x optical zoom available with Digic 4+ processor
This camera packs a 24-1008mm zoom lens for serious close-ups
This is a camera for someone who finds they’ve outgrown their basic point-and-shoot and wants to start dipping their toe into manual settings.
Lot of shooting options
Video is surprisingly smooth and sharp in the top 1080/30p mode
Flexible LCD screen
Excellent VR optical stabilisation, Built-in GPS with POI database
30x zoom lens, a high-res 3-inch LCD
Ease of use, simplicity
8fps burst and lots of other continuous modes, 180 and 360 degree panoramas
Good value, Big zoom option, Sharp results usually
Excellent high-resolution LCD screen
Feels great in the hand, Awe-inspiring zoom
Feature packed, Good zoom range, Decent image quality
Lots of optical zoom, Built-in Wi-Fi, Good value for money
Increased feature-set and all-round snappier performance
Feature packed, Good amount of optical zoom
Full HD video with a relatively sharp picture
'pretty small camera'
'The SP-800UZ's performance is just average for a superzoom camera.'
'The Olympus SP-800UZ shows poor metering reliability.'
'If we take issue it's that image-writing times are quite sluggish - the camera freezing for 5 seconds while a 14-megapixel JPEG file is being committed to SD card for example.'
'Purple/blue fringing around subjects in high-contrast areas is common to megazooms, but the Z981 produces above average amounts of it.'
'Kodak's EasyShare Z981 includes the company's face detection technology, capable of detecting up to five faces in a scene.'
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