14 megapixels; 30x optical zoom; Dual image stabilization; 3-inch LCD monitor (no viewfinder); 720p HD video mode (MP4 format); HDMI output; 2GB built-in memory; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery;
The Olympus SP-800UZ is a 2010 model-year superzoom -- it does have an enormous 30x zoom factor, though the rest of its specs are a bit out-moded by this year's standards. Image quality is a big flat, and the body has a bit of a plastic-y, too-light feel. But simply put, it's one of the cheapest ways to get a 30x zoom, and it's a better camera than any of Fujifilm's cheap-o S-series budget superzooms. While you might be tempted by the Fuji S4000, choose the SP-800UZ if you can -- it's out of production and could disappear from shelves at any time.