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UPDATE: No Polaroid filter options, must refocus often by pressing "shoot" button, needs lots of light, low depth of field,
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This review is from: Olympus SP-820UZ iHS Digital Camera (Black) (Old Model) (Electronics)
If you shoot indoors this camera needs lots of light. Pictures come out dark in indoor environments and with comparatively short focal depths no matter what light conditions you are in.
The quasi "back light" mode really doesn't work very well and the lack of a Polaroid filter option means you get lots of glare.
The lack of a mountable lens cover means you have to be extra careful to protect your lens at all times.
The auto focus get "stuck" when changing subjects in distance and you have to re-focus by partially clicking the picture button, so changing shot distances takes too long for "fast" events.
It's an "OK" point and shoot with a long optical zoom, after that it's less than satisfactory for me.
UPDATE: 9/9/13 I was talking w another owner of this particular model of camera & when I said it was too bad the camera doesn't come with any of the basic accessories like a lens cap or a polarized lens he told me his camera came with a lens cover that used two spring loaded ears or tabs that lock the lens cover in place. I didn't get one, but he did, so who knows: You may or may not get a lens cover with your camera.
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Initial post: Apr 23, 2013 11:57:34 AM PDT
K. Latona says:
You can buy an inexpensive lens cover separately from one of the online camera shops. My lens covers are attached by a lanyard that attaches to the camera's strap. Hope this helps.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2013 12:21:35 PM PDT
Chris Wright says:
Hi, KL, Thanks for the great idea!
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