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Olympus-sp-500-uz.3383734
5.0 out of 10

Olympus SP-500 UltraZoom

A powerful 10x optical zoom gets you deeper into detail while a Read more

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Specifications

Feature
Value
Comment
Image Sensor
6 megapixel effective, 6.37 megapixel gross, 1/2.5�h CCD
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
6.3 - 63 mm (38-380mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 11 lenses in 7 groups, 2 aspherical lens
Zoom
Seamless to 50x (10x optical and 5x digital combined)
Maximum Aperture
f2.8- f3.7 (adjustable in 1/3 EV step)
Display
2.5" color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels
Viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder
Focus System
CCD Contrast detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal: (W) 0.6m (23.62 inches) - infinity, (T) 2m (78.74 inches)- infinity
Focus Mode
iESP auto, Spot AF, Selective AF target, Manual
Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec –15 sec., Bulb
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto/80/100/200/400
Exposure Metering
Digital iESP multi-pattern auto TTL, Spot metering, Center Weighted metering
White Balance Control
iESP2 multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set, (One-touch, Overcast, Sunlight, Evening sun, Tungsten,(3) Fluorescents) WB compensation +/–7
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
DCF Exif 2.21, JPEG , PIM 3
Number of Recorded Pixels
RAW
Shooting Modes
27 shooting modes
Panorama
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with Olympus Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture card
Custom Settings
4 My Mode
Continuous Shooting
High speed; 1.75 frames per second up to 3 frames
Shooting Assist Functions
Histogram, Frame assist
Shooting Edit Effects
N/A
Image Quality Adjustment
(Adj. �}5) sharpness, contrast, saturation
Movie Mode
QuickTime Movie with Sound, JPEG, �@HQ 320 x 240 30fps/ SQ�@ 320 x 240 15fps
Image Processing
TruePic TURBO Image Processor
Pixel Mapping
Pixel Mapping via menu setting
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 seconds or longer
Image Playback
Single/ Index/ Enlargement/ Slide show/ Calendar/ Album
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image; Black & white, sepia, resize, crop, raw data edit, compose, red eye reduction, brightness, saturation
Direct Printing Options
PictBridge EASYPRINT and DPOF
Flash
Built in Pop-up
Hot Shoe
No
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and back lit conditions), Red-eye Reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in + red eye, Off
Flash Working Range
Wide: 0.3~ 4.5m Tele: 1.2 ~ 3.4m
Self-Timer
12 seconds
Setting Memorization
On/Off (hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar
Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Memory
10MB internal memory
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB or 1GB)
Outer Connectors
Multi-connector for USB and A/V, DC input
Auto-Connect USB
2.0 Full Speed
Weatherproof
N/A
System Requirements
Windows 98SE/2000PRO/ME/XP, Mac 10.1 and higher
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32�‹ - 104�‹F (0�‹ - 40�‹C), 30 - 90% humidity
Power Source
4 AA batteries
Dimension
4.15" W x 2.93" H x 2.80" D
Weight
10.05 oz. (285 g) without batteries and media card
Release Date
First seen
3 November 2005