Today Olympus announced to new additions to its superzoom digital camera range. The Olympus SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ are built around 1/2.33” CDD sensors and are capable of recording 720p video. The most impressive part of this announcement however is the fast (f/2.8-f/5.6) 30x zoom lens of the Olympus SP-800UZ, which stretch all the way from 28mm to 840mm in 35mm equivalent. Its little brother lens cover the more modest 28-420mm range and are two-thirds of a stop slower at f/3.5 – f/5.4.
The 14 megapixel Olympus SP-800UZ comes with a 3” 230k dots LCD screen, while the 12 MP SP-600UZ settles for a smaller 2.7” display of the same resolution. The amount of internal memory is 2GB and 1GB respectively and both cameras have a SD/SDHC slot. Strange as it may seem the weight and dimensions of the SP-800UZ and SP-600UZ are exactly the same and 435 grams and 110 x 90 x 91 mm.