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OLYMPUS SP-720UZ IHS Silver 14 MP 26X Optical Zoom Digital Camera HDTV Output

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  • 1/2.3" CMOS 14 MP
  • 26X Optical Zoom
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • 3.0" 460K LCD
  • 1920 x 1080

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You'll be loving photography with the Olympus SP-720UZ IHS digital camera, as it packs tons of features and performance into a compact and lightweight body. A 26x optical zoom gives you the capability to take detailed close-ups even when the subject is at a distance. Its impressive 26mm wide-angle capabilities lets you capture breathtaking landscapes and large group shots even when there's no room to back up. 1080p Full HD video recording livens up your memories with full motion and clear sound. Add advanced shooting features like HDR Backlight adjustment, High-Speed Sequential Shooting, Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology and Magic Art Filters and you have a powerful, go-anywhere long-zoom compact camera that gives you the flexibility to capture all of life's most memorable stories.

26x Wide Angle Optical Zoom Lens

26x Wide Angle Optical Zoom Lens

Perfect for situations where it's hard to get closer - like concerts or sports - the 26x optical zoom lens propels you into the action with a simple zoom-in. It’s also perfect for discreetly snapping skittish wildlife from a distance.
1080p Full HD Video

1080p Full HD Video

Nothing tells your stories better than motion pictures. A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in full 1080p high-definition, right from your camera. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze.
3.0” High-Resolution LCD Screen

3.0” High-Resolution LCD Screen

A 3.0" high-resolution LCD with an extra-wide viewing angle delivers vivid, clear display for easy composing, shooting and setting. You can share the images right on the camera with friends and family using the integrated slideshow feature.
High-Speed Sequential Shooting

High-Speed Sequential Shooting

Never miss the most exciting moment even it is within just a flash. With 5fps high-speed burst shooting at full resolution, nail the perfect shot by taking a quick sequence at the touch of a button. At 5MP, the frame rate increases to an astounding 30 shots per second. You’ll have so many great shots, you won’t be able to share just one.

Advanced Shooting Features


Smart Panorama

Capture breathtaking panoramic views and vistas just as you remember them, all in one frame and at the touch of a button, by simply panning the camera across the scene. No computer necessary!

HDR Backlight

Get perfect picture quality even in a light condition that's not perfect. Backlight HDR Adjustment takes a collage of images at various exposure levels and blends them into one, perfectly exposed image.


Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting—up to 30 different scene including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports - and adjusts the settings for ideal results.

Dual Image Stabilization

No more blurry pictures. Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

Magic Art Filters (Still & Movie)

Add more fun to your photos & HD Videos with 12 special effects. Olympus' Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Sparkle, Fragmented, and Dramatic. (Effects may reduce image size. Not all effects are compatible with video recording.)

Beauty Mode

Everyone could be a star! Let the camera soften shadows and smooth wrinkles and blemishes on your subject’s face with Beauty Mode. Or, digitally apply enhancements to your portraits like eyeshadow, whitening teeth and lifting cheek bones with Beauty Make-Up mode.

Learn more about the Olympus America Inc. SP-720UZ IHS


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Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
Effective Pixels
14 MP
16:9 L (4288x2416)
16:9 S (1920x1080)
Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
4.66 ~ 121.2mm (26 ~ 676 mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
f3.2 (W) - f5.6 (T)


Shutter Speed
Auto: 1/2~1/1400 (Night Scene: Longest 4 Sec)
12/2seconds/pet auto shutter


Auto Focus
Focus Modes
Face Detect AF, iESP Auto, Spot AF, AF Tracking
Normal Focus Range
W: 0.3m~infinity/T: 2.2m~infinity
Macro Focus Range
Macro Mode: W: 0.3m~infinity/T: 2.2m~infinity
Super Macro Mode: 0.01m~infinity/4.66mm (Standard only, Flash Off)


Flash Mode
Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, off
Flash Range
W: 0.5m - 6.0m (ISO 1000)
T: 2.2m - 5.0m (ISO 1000)


Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, AUTO, HIGH

Viewfinder & Monitor

3.0" 460K


Continuous Drive
Approx. 2.0 fps / 6 images (14M)
Approx. 5.0 fps / 6 images (14M)
Approx. 10 fps / 40 images (5M)
Approx. 30 fps / 40 images (5M)
Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up Mode, Scene Modes, Magic Art Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic
Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), Backlight HDR
Still Image Playback Edit Effects: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment, Beauty Fix
HDTV Output

Recording System

File Formats
Internal Memory
Storage Media


Movie Format
Movie Recording
1080P, 720P, VGA
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


A/V Out


Smart Panorama

Backlight HDR

Enhanced iAuto

Beauty Mode with Make Up Mode

Magic Art Filters - Still & Video

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.04" x 2.73" x 2.9"
0.83 lbs.

Package contents

Package Contents
SP-720UZ Digital Camera
USB Cable
Audio-Video Cable
Battery Charger (F-2AC)
Li-50B Rechargeable Battery
Quick Start Guide
Instruction Manual & ib Software CDs
Neck strap
Warranty Card
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Olympus America Inc. SP-720UZ IHS

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  • schelle
  • 3/16/2014 2:45:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great for zoom in shots, awesome photo features, light, easy to hold

Cons: cant shoot at night, or as sun is setting at all. all pictures become blurry and shaky.

Other Thoughts: overall this camera is good, especially for the price, however if your trying to take pictures in the evening it Is HORRIBLE, easier to just use your cell phone,

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  • N/A
  • 9/18/2013 9:32:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshaving fun with this camera

Pros: I bought this primarily because I did not like the cheaper point and shoot I had, and I was going to Vermont for a week. Before going, as I practiced, I was surprised at how good the Portrait setting shots were coming out. The camera made me look good. I find myself seeking out river walks, state forests, and wetlands, becoming addicted to the great landscape pictures I am getting. One shot will be a 26X zoom to a golden evergreen in a glade, the next a Super Macro on a flower with a bee or butterfly, and so forth.

Cons: The only can think of is that it does not serve a hot breakfast. But anything I need a camera to do, it does, and it is not that difficult for me to figure out how.

Other Thoughts: Whenever I see people along the way with my Olympus around my neck, I take their pictures, and get their e-mail to send it to them. Like I say, I am not a good photographer, up until now anyway, and I am proud to send these photos to people. It's a great way and a good excuse for meeting people.

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  • KenDenbowSr
  • 9/18/2013 11:00:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPoor image quality in low light

Pros: Good photos in bright light. Good zoom range.

Cons: Poor image quality in low light, such as indoors. My 10 year old Olympus C-700UZ takes better quality images in low light.

Other Thoughts: The SP-720UZ seems to use ISO 800 on low light photos which creates bad image quality.

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  • N/A
  • 9/11/2013 8:48:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsSimply Amazing

Pros: For the price this camera is simply amazing, I picked it up on sale for $110 (rare deal) but I'd pay $200 for this outright it's that good.

Cons: None I can think of, price per performance is amazing!

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  • Listan
  • 8/17/2013 6:29:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsgreat camera

Pros: small enough to carry and still feel like a mans camera when using.. with 14 MP along with the 26X optical zoom and setting features allows this camera to take some brilliant photos for a great price

Cons: battery life should be longer or offer an extended life battery.. but then again if you turn off eye-fi and set to power saver mode it holds up allot longer..
so I ordered extra batteries

Other Thoughts: wil like to have an optional extended life battery

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  • N/A
  • 7/30/2013 8:12:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very nice camera, does everything a normal user could want. We are trying to learn all it does taking some time but getting there is the fun, I am very happy we bought before the price increase.

Cons: None very happy with this purchase

Other Thoughts: Would not hesitate to buy this camera again. First Olympus I have tried . Glad I found this one on the egg.

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