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Old Sep 15, 2005, 4:00 PM   #1
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The Olympus Stylus 800 is one of the two high ISO capable P & S digital cameras on the market today. The other digital camera is the Fuji F-10. In a month or so when the Fuji S-5200 and S-9000 come to market, the number will jump to four P & Sdigital cameras.

This photo was taken while I was waiting for a doctor's appointment this morning. Look at the exif data. The Stylus 800 used ISO 2500 to capture this photo which was taken handheld without flash.

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 9:30 PM   #2
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looks like crap too.....Sarah you're ALL over the net trying to push this camera....lol
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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It represents what is new. I feel that folks at least ought to have a look at it and see what it can do. I don't think it is the greatest either. But by showing what the Stylus 800 can do, perhaps we will save some folks a few bucks.

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 10:16 PM   #4
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i don't know if its jpeg compression or what but the pictures ive seen you post of this camera in particular, all look pretty crappy.
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 11:42 PM   #5
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That is what I have been trying to let people know.

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Old Sep 21, 2005, 11:58 AM   #6
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Hi Sarah,

Respectfully, I differ with "assessment" by TCB.

Given that you shot at ISO 2500, handheld w/o flash this is a remarkable shot.

There is only just the slightest of noise in the photo.

Other digcams, including some well-known DSLRs might not do as well!

If I did not want a digcam with extended optical zoom (and being underwhelmed with xd Media)I would certainly consider the Olympus 800

Thanks much for your post, Sarah.

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Old Sep 21, 2005, 12:03 PM   #7
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iir the spec says ISO 1600 @ SQ1 is the MAX for the camera?

edit - okay, I went back and read a bit more, there's the ISO 2500 Blur reduction Mode.

Any chance for a 1:1 crop of certain areas fromyour shot? ISO 2500's nothing to sneeze at for sure.
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Old Sep 21, 2005, 10:06 PM   #8
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stylus 800 is a piece of junk. the only thing that the stylus 800 can do is takeshittypictures. the colors comes out wired.thescene modes are useless and dont help.the worst is the indoorshots of peoplewith white background. do not buy unless you can get a full refund. i am sure you will want a refund after you try it.
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It looks really bad. At first I thought somebody went to photoshop or something and did that mosaic feature.
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Old Nov 21, 2005, 10:54 PM   #10
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yeah, the picture looks pretty bad. I've been looking for a compact digital camera for my backpacking trip to asia next year and I had it narrowed down to the Olympus Stylus 800 or 600. After seeing that picture... hmm.. I don't know now. I want a good durable camera, min 5 MP for traveling around asia. I guess the 'weatherproofness' of the camera appealed to me too.
Any suggestions for a good backpacking camera / an alternative to the stylus 800 and 600?

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