Olympus's New 40X Superzoom Camera Will Let You Snap Long Distance Myspace Poses to Your Heart's Content

By Adrian Covert on at

Maybe you're trying to creepily snap spy shots of someone across the street. Or maybe you're unhealthily obsessed with photographing planes in flight. Either way, the measly 3X zoom on your point-and-shoot might not be enough. Maybe Olympus' latest superzoom, with 40X optical zoom and 1080p video capabilities, will suit you better.

Equipped with a 14-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor, a 22.4–896mm equivalent lens, and a 3-inch screen, the SP-820UZ has plenty of positives. But considering it has no manual controls, AA batteries and an ISO that tops out at 6400, this is likely a camera that only the beginner-to-intermediate crowd will want to spend £250-odd on. [Olympus]