Summary: Replaced my Olympus SP-500 Ultra Zoom 6MP Camera with this identical camera. I bought my Olympus camera brand new in 2006 and made the mistake in 2009 of trying to download the Olympus firmware that came on a disc with my camera to my camera. It froze my camera. This camera works perfect.
Summary: I purchased this as a replacement for the same model that I accidently dropped onto concrete. (Use a strap every time!) Although it's sporting only 6MPs, the detail this camera captures is amazing.
Summary: The SP-500UZ is a little dated by 2012 standards where consumers are led to believe that without 14-16 megapixels, image stabilization and 32x zoom lenses it is not possible to capture great images. A friend once stated that it often isn't the bow that matters, but the skill of the archer.
Summary: It is a wonderful camera. It does what it says, it really is an ULTRA zoom, and anyone can take great pictures with it. I recommend it to anyone that wants a quick, easy to operate camera that takes great pictures.
Summary: My girlfriend (now wife) gave me this camera before I left on an 8 month trip to SE Asia. I was excited... until I started trying to record my memories with it. The focus feature on this camera is so bad that almost every one of my pictures came out blurry or the focus took so long that the shot was...