LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus SP-820UZ has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SP-820UZ doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus SP-820UZ can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately SP-820UZ doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus SP-820UZ features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Olympus SP-820UZ also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus SP-820UZ, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus SP-820UZ will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
SP-820UZ also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. SP-820UZ has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus SP-820UZ doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus SP-820UZ has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Olympus SP-820UZ Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus SP-820UZ is $449.89