Olympus SP-590 UZ

Announced Jan 7, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 26 – 676 mm (26×)
wardiew
 

I still use my Oly 510-UZ more than any of my other Oly cameras, but I think Olympus has made a noticeable improvement with the 590-UZ. There are less exterior controls to confuse one, and the zoom is much better than the ring zoom on the previous model. The ELVf is good and has a calibrating knob. Nice big LCD, great focal length range, light weight, and simple controls make this a nice camera to use. At $440 USD this is a good value camera. The Xd card would be better replaced with an SD ...

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davidp66
 

I had high hopes for this camera based on earlier Olympus models and the specifications and pre-ordered it. The construction was much flimsier than it was for the earlier models I had seen. I don't know if this particular camera was unusually flawed, as I had no others to compare it with but, by any measure, the output of the camera was terrible. Colors were way off (without adjustment - it is nice, however, that you can adjust several color parameters). None of the images were sharp, even ...

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JimmyDee
 

26x zoom is impressive, let's see how good is the IQ. It is certainly better than its Nikon rival.

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