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Olympus SP-500 UZ review

Started Nov 20, 2006 | User reviews thread
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Olympus SP-500 UZ review
Nov 20, 2006

I had this camera for 6 months, after buying it with high recommendations. I am a
Nikon user (film) and this was my first digital, meant strictly for snapshots/reference
photos. From a point and shoot standard, it was worth the money, however, I, too
had problems with camera shake due to lack of image stabilization even at the
shortest zoom length. It was slow to focus in low light situations, if it focused at all
- there were many missed images due to this problem. Lastly, the flash was more
powerful than it ought to be on auto mode, even at a considerable distance. The
image quality was fine and naturally, there was some noise at the higher ISOs - but
to me that equals film grain and it didn't bother me at all.

On the flip side, the menu was very easy to navigate, as most Olympus digitals are,
and it felt fine in my hands. However, I will be trading it in for something with
image stabilization.

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