Olympus SP-500 UZ

Announced Aug 29, 2005 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 380 mm (10×)
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This camera probably does take excellent pictures for some people but for some reason almost all of MY pictures kept coming out blurry. I took it back to the store and the Photo Manager suggested that I purchase something with Image Stability. So I returned the Olympus and purchased a Canon S3 IS that just came out. The Olympus has great features and is easy to use but the lack of Image Stabilty made my pictures look terrible.... you really have to have a steady hand especially when you ...

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Problems: The lack of a diopter adjustment makes this camera very uncomfortable for me to use. With my glasses on, it's too strong; with them off, too blurry. This is more than a nitpick.

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plaatje
 
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Use the SP 500 uz now a couple of months. It's my first Olympus camera and I like it. Did use a Canon G2 untill now. The SP 500 uz makes great pictures not only in RAW but also in JPEG. Maybe not the best camera in the market but a good camera for it's price.

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nero
 
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I was really shocked when i saw this plastic toy. Nothing remained to compare with the legendary C series, but nevertheless the pics are amazing coming out from this cam. Noise levels aren't that bad either and i was surprised by it's NR control, full features (tons of jpegs to pick+RAW), in-camera foto edit, very accurate exposure and high iso performance. Definetely a Nero's pick!:-) Problems: a little too slow on overall performance! Sometimes you have to smoke the whole cigar waiting for ...

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quinella66
 
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I decided to buy this after using the C-750 for a couple years. I was especially pleased with the c-750 which is why I stuck with Olympus. I wanted to get an updated model with 6mp and I liked the looks of the camera. Thus far, I am happy with the purchase, the image quality is great. It is a good camera in terms of its features as you can use it like a point and shoot or use some manual features. If you are looking to learn about photography, it is a good choice as the features are ...

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Just bought this unit 1 week ago. I love the ultra zoom function very very much. The image is pretty sharp and easy to use as well. Problems: I believe there is a bug or something wrong with the software becoz it sometimes asked me whether to format my XD card or not when I switched it on. At places with weak lights, focusing is a problem. I wonder there is any customized function that enable to fix my pixel to 1600x1200 all the time? It's a bit trouble when I want to switch my photo quality ...

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Although the plastic body doesn't look like it would survive a fall, the camera is well designed and feels good to hold. It is smaller than any web photo would imply. The image quaity is terrific for this price range. The lens seems to give excellent clarity through the focal length range. The long lens makes up for a lot of sensor resolution. The flash is surprisingly strong, covering an interior shot fairly evenly from side to side. Auto-focus in near-dark conditions was no problem. I ...

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