Olympus SP-510 UZ

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 380 mm (10×)
janker77
 
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I have used this camera about a week, 3 years ago. I think that all kamerina features deserve a very good rate, but the image quality is below average. Comments also go the size and weight of the camera.

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madkat
 
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Got this camera used - in order to relace my old "all weather" Oly FE100 - at first - but starting to get used to it - it became a replacement for the fuji 9600 i've found it very easy to use, good menu - divided in "setup menu" and "camera menu", excellent customizeable modes, excellent colors, good lens (though not too wide), excellent battery life i use it mainly on manual or custom "my mode" - a derivation from the P mode - and for best pictures - use it on 5mp with the least compression ...

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sandman8888
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I had bought one of these but returned it after a few days. The camera wasn't that bad but I was looking for something more . . . I already had an Olympus point and shoot and am very satisfied with it, but it's a 3MP and it's just too slow. This one was faster and had lots of manual controls . . . what didn't do it for me was the image quality at low light conditions, there were just too much noise, the NR (Noise Reduction) works but it produces a blurry picture . . . it might be also ...

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orbanten
 
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This will be my last Olympus digital. I bought this camera to replace a damaged beyond repair C-740 which had been a wonderful camera despite it's focussing problems. The specs for the SP-510 are impressive, particularly for the price, but very little lives up to expectations. Firstly, the absolute joke they call a viewfinder. As you can tell I am not impressed. No diopter adjustment, and a resolution that means you can't be sure someone is looking at you or not without peeking over the ...

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grootz
 
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Great camera for the money if you want to do more than point and shoot. Indoor pics come out much better in manual mode (Iso 50-200) than auto. Auto is good when outdoors. Alot of features packed into this camera. Battery life is outstanding!!!!! and uses standard "AA" Navigation of menu's is ok. Movie mode is good but the audio is poor. You have to be pretty close to get good quality audio. I would still reccomend it to a friend. Problems: Auto mode is only good outdoors. A non pop up flash ...

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Cr4zYH3aD
 
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It's a very good camera in Manual mode. Just bought the camera, it's my second camera. The fist was a 2mp kodak. I was surprised with this camera. 7.1 MP, 10X zoom, alot of manual controls, lots of settings. I love that. Pros: Exellent image when used in Manual Mode 10x zoom Nice film quality Cons: Very High Noise in AUTO mode (INDOOR), For outdoor it's fine. Camera drop to 3 megapixels when using "fine zooming", or ISO 3200 - 4000. 15 seconds limit when filming at 640x480 @ 30 FPS Weak Flash ...

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ykee
 
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This is my 1st DSC. I am kind of satisfied with the camera after snapping few photos. Some of my photos taken with the 510uz can be found from my blog (ykee.blogspot.com). All pictures were taken in PASM mode. Please note that the text content is written in Chinese, but you can safely ignore it as it has nothing to do with camera review. Things that I like abt the camera, 0. Feels good in hand (proved to be a decisive factor in the end) - compares to Lumix FZ-7 (almost bought one). 1. ...

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KostasK
 
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I had the OIympus c-770, and I needed a camera with higher resolution. I choose 510-uz beacause my experience from Olympus was great. And I did a great choose. The image quality is very good, the zoom perfect and the battery life great. It has not image stabilization but the price is so low that you can not have everything. Some reviews say that the noise levels are high. Come on, it's a compact camera. I don't think that iso 50-100 have a lot of noise for compact digital.

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Good 10 x 7/6 Mp ( 4/3 or 3/2 ) Very good Video with anti shak Very good over zoom ( 15 x ) fine extrapolation Very good white balance Very good exposition ( numérique type ) Contrast as a numerique camera not like a film camera -> then image is with noise but you can decrease it with more contrast ! yes ! Good autonomy Raw mode Problems: The photographs are disturbed even with the reducer of noise and especially with the employment of anti-moved ( > 400 iso ) 4000 Iso are a swindle, to 800 ...

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Alain K
 
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Great and very amazing camera and features.... on the paper only!. It has evething you could dream of for a very competitive price (in Canada). Very impressive except , except, except ....for the quality of the pictures. I mostly used the camera under low light/ indoor conditions. There is no much sun light in November in Canada. Very disapointed with this point. I have try all the modes, all set ups, read all the information ... no way... Pictures are too much noisy and ugly. I did not ...

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