Olympus Stylus 830

Last update: Review by ThinkCamera (09 February’08)

The Olympus Stylus 830 (announced 23 August’07) is an 8 megapixels digital point-and-shoot camera features 5x optical zoom (36 – 180 mm equivalent in 35mm photography), ISO setting from 80-1600, and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. The camera measures .9” W x 2.2” H x 0.94” D (99.6mm x 55.1mm x 24mm) and weighs 4.4oz (125g) without battery and media card. (Full Specs)

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Olympus Stylus 830 Reviews

ThinkCamera reviews the Olympus Stylus 830 and writes;
“Images taken from ISO 80-200 were clean, ISO 400-800 increasingly noisy and ISO 1600 loses a lot of detail and subtlety of shade…But for the point and click user, the Olympus μ [mju:] 830 has a lot to offer. It’s quick to start, easy to operate and has a built-in guide to walk you through the problems. In short, it’s close to a no-brainer.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Olympus Stylus 830 and writes;
“When it comes to picture quality, the results are surprising, but not in a good way… The Olympus mju 830 is a well-made and well-designed camera with a better than average zoom range and the advantage of being fully weatherproof. It performs well, especially with a type H memory card, and it also features mechanical image stabilisation.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Olympus Stylus 830 and writes;
“When focused, the Stylus 830 is a quick performer, firing off prefocused shots in around .1 seconds. The Olympus takes closer to half a second when shooting without prefocus, which, while not class leading, is more than acceptable. Power-up time is around .2 seconds..”
Rating: N/A

Photoxels reviews the Olympus Stylus 830 and writes;
“CA is not really a problem in everyday shots. In the high contrast shot above, the area delimited by the red square at top right, and reproduced at 100% crop at bottom left, shows minimal purple fringing.”
Rating: N/A

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Olympus Stylus 830 and writes;
“The camera suffers from poor color and white balance accuracy. Additionally, there is noticeable blurriness at the bottom of the picture frame, and it has a flawed, limited Movie mode.”
Rating: N/A

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Olympus Stylus 830 and writes;
“The camera is still incredibly easy to use with a built in Guide and “Perfect Shot” preview, allowing anyone, beginner or novice, to take great looking pictures as soon as they pick it up. With a price of US$329 or less, it offer a good value for such a versatile ultra-compact digicam.”
Rating: N/A

Olympus Stylus 830 Samples

- Olympus Stylus 830 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Olympus Stylus 830 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview
- Olympus Stylus 830 Sample Photos @ Photoxels
- Olympus Stylus 830 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo
- Olympus Stylus 830 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams

Olympus Stylus 830 User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Olympus Stylus 830 Instruction Manual (PDF – 10.9 MB)

Olympus Stylus 830 Press Release

London, 23 August 2007 – A premium combination of design and features lend the Olympus µ [mju:] 830 irresistible qualities. With the luxury of a 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 36-180mm on a 35mm camera), photographers can get closer to subjects without having to move an inch. Double protection against blur caused by camera shake, which is more likely at high magnifications, is provided by Dual Image Stabilisation – a combination of high ISO setting and a mechanical image stabiliser. Furthermore, a smart, weatherproof*, aluminium exterior, finished in silver or black, serves as a stylish defence against all kinds of unexpected weather. This means that the picture-taking doesn’t have to stop when the sunshine does. And an 8 Megapixel CCD combined with innovative Face Detection Technology ensures that photos featuring faces are virtually guaranteed to come out perfectly sharp and exposed.

The Olympus µ [mju:] 830 will be available from October 2007 at around £250. For further information call 0800 0720070 or visit www.olympus.co.uk.

Shoot where, when and how you want

With a sleek, weatherproof* aluminium body in silver or black, the µ [mju:] 830 need not shy away from poor weather. Whether exposed to light showers on the hiking trail, or a splash from the pool, this model keeps on shooting through it all. 8.0 Megapixels ensure that even the tiniest of details are captured, while the 5x optical zoom (equiv. to 36-180mm) means more shooting flexibility – especially when it’s a challenge for the photographer to get close to their subject.


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