Olympus SP-560 UZ

Announced Aug 23, 2007 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 27 – 486 mm (18×)
svuori
 
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A bit about my quest for the compact. I was on market for a compact last year. I handled SP-560 back then but then something took over me and I bought a Canon G7. We never became friends.. I couldn't love G7 no matter how hard I tried. SP-560's memory started haunting me. So, I sold the G7 and bought an SP-560 a while ago... should've got that back then. Oh well, live and learn (get the thing you love, not something someone else loves). Construction: one of the best I've handled. It feels ...

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Problems: Video Recording time on top quality

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RoelHendrickx
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My third current Oly camera, next to E-330 and E-3. Image quality is obviously not comparable to the SRLs : it is good to very good in enough light, but suffers and struggles in low light. But it is a fun and versatile camera to always have lying around in the car or wherever, to capture all those moments that present themselves when you don't have the SLR nearby. The zoom, starting from real wide-angle, is an awesome feature in that respect : this really turns the camera into a ...

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pellucid47
 
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User Marc850 pretty much nailed it in his intelligent review. I bought the earlier model SP-550UZ when it first came out in the beginning of last year, and must say I was a bit disappointed with its mediocre performance - especially in the department of both auto and manual focus. Don't get me wrong - I managed to take some nice pictures with it, but only in spite of its serious flaws. So now, a year later, when the 570UZ was announced, I got very excited about the new model's 20X manual ...

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PatLong
 
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I have just purchased an SP560 before Christmas. It has a lovely professional feel to it but unfortunately I find the image quality is not quite as good as my 3 year old Olympus C765 which had 4MP and 10x zoom range. I was extremely pleased with this older camera as it gave me very good vibrant sharp images across the range once the conditions were bright. The drop in image quality is not huge between the two cameras but with an image stabilizer and double the megapixels I had been confident ...

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DonnaR
 
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I received this camera 11/15/07, and really love it! It was purchased as a replacement/upgrade for my almost worn out "UZI", Olympus C2100UZI. The Olympus menus are very familiar, and there are many new options and features to explore. I have, with great success, used both the Olympus TCON17 and BMacro, with the attached Galileo Adapter and Delrin Collar. With these attached the widest focal length is about 21mm (digital). For further comments and my user testing, please visit my SP560 ...

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robbo2
 
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This camera is an improvement over its predecessor, the SP-550. It starts up faster.focuses better in low light, and has a slightly deeper buffer for high speed burst mode shots. It also has a few new modes, plus face detection. I like the 3 megapixel Hi-speed burst mode - you catch things you would rarely see in slower burst modes. Problems: It does not excel at night photography, although I got a couple of very sharp moon shots. I tried to take a picture of my wife just prior to New Years ...

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marc850
 
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I really love this camera. I have shot several thousand pics with it so far and am really happy with the results. I compared this camera back-to-back with the 550 before purchasing and can say that the 560 is a big improvement. It is also extremely well built and designed. When compared to the competition you can really notice the difference in quality and feature set. The ability to shoot raw is a great plus. the use of rechargeable 4 AA's is definitely better than battery packs in my case. ...

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allenns
 
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560 just arrived. upgraded form the 550. same solid build quality so feels like you got your monies worth. nice to handle. menu options good especiallly wityh new FD group mode etc. With 8MPIXEL seems to have really all one needs for P&S as well as playing around with some level of DSLR capabilities all-in-one. Picutre quality out-doors excellent. In fact using Helicon Filter I saw no significant PF-really! Problems: Indoor shots a little noisy-definitely require flash here. But overall I ...

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