Olympus Stylus 810
8 megapixels; 3x optical zoom; 5x digital zoom; autofocus and auto exposure; JPEG file format; ISO 64-1600; lithium ion battery; movie mode w/sound; 2.5" LCD screen
The Olympus Stylus 810 is a very attractive camera, with all-weather durability and a sizeable 8 megapixel CCD. The Stylus 810 is the pinnacle of the recent mainstream cameras released by Olympus, and the price point reflects that. The 810 will initially be retailing for almost $430, and while it is most likely worth the money, we can't help but feel that consumers might be better suited with a less expensive camera with fewer megapixels. That said, if you're looking for vibrant photos and the potential for large-scale reproductions, the Olympus 810 should be a serious consideration. If the price puts you off, the Stylus 710 is virtually identical and somewhat cheaper.