Olympus SP-500 UZ review

Started Sep 6, 2006 | User reviews
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Matt Seinberg New Member • Posts: 2
Olympus SP-500 UZ review

I took my new Olympus on vacation, and was very happy with it's performance. I took almost 200 pictures, and had to replace the batteries only once.

The only features that this camera is missing is Image Stabilization and an automatic lens cap. It's a bit of a pain to have to take off and put on this little plastic cap, that sometimes comes off it's string too.

The 10X zoom works well, but without IS, you really need to use a tripod or leverage yourself on a stationary object. The camera resets fast for multiple shots, and the menu is fairly easy to navigate.

Overall, I think the camera is a good value for the money, and I would recommend it.

Olympus SP-500 UZ
6 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 38 – 380 mm (10×)
Announced: Aug 29, 2005
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