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Olympus SP-600UZ and SP-800UZ: Superzooms, super memory

The Olympus SP-600UZ and SP-800UZ offer a choice of 15x or 30x optical zoom, plus a choice of memory: a chuffload or chuffin' loads

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If you like your cameras with a little more heft and your zooms with a little more length, spare a moment for the new Olympus SP-600UZ and SP-800UZ superzoom cameras. They offer a choice of 15x or 30x zooms, as well as 1GB or 2GB built-in memory.

Like the Olympus mju Tough-6020 and Tough-8010 also announced today, the new superzooms take SD and SDHC cards as well as that capacious -- it's a word, look it up -- onboard memory. They both include panorama mode, shadow adjustment and a 5-megapixel, 6 frames per second burst mode. Both shoot 720p high-definition video.

The 12-megapixel 600UZ boasts a 15x optical zoom. It also crams in 1GB of internal memory. Then it's a step up to the 14-megapixel 800UZ, with its 30x optical zoom and 2GB of onboard memory. 

Both cameras will be available in March. Click 'Continue' and hit up our gallery of official pictures to find out more, including the prices.

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The 600UZ packs a 69mm (2.7-inch) screen.
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The 600UZ has a 15x optical zoom with a focal length of 28-420mm equivalent to a 35mm camera.
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The 600UZ will cost £260.
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The 800UZ packs a 30x optical zoom, with a focal length of 28-840mm equivalent to a 35mm camera.
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Round the back is a whopping 76mm (3-inch) screen in 16:9 format.
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This is the silver version. Despite the giant 30x zoom, the 800UZ will focus as close as 1cm in macro mode.
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The 800UZ will hit shelves for £370.

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