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Olympus-sp-500-uz.3383734
4.8 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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Overall 6
6.0

Great camera, but lacks two important abilities

David Lozinski "FireMyst", Amazon
24 July 2006
  • Summary: This camera is just as awesome as the previous Olympus Ultra Zoom cameras (C-770, etc) except for the following two issues, which are highly important to me (hence the 3 star rating). 1) there is absolutely no way to save the picture settings when in "scene" mode. I take photos, and have them printed. I want to have it set at SHQ 3:2 so I can generate 4"x6" prints. Unfortunately, the blasted camera resets to HQ non 3:2 mode every time it is powered off.
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Overall 6
6.0

Soft Focus but Feels Good

Janet Johnson, Amazon
22 June 2006
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this camera, but I finally decided to send it back and get a different one. Main reason: soft focus. It's very important to me to get extremely clear photos, and I was used to the clarity of the Olympus C740 UZ. This camera never gave me as clear a picture. I ended up with a Canon S2 IS, which is reasonably sharp, and takes excellent movies with sound as well. I also recommend the Olympus C765 as a sharp photo camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good camera but not without a few problems

F. AHMAD, Amazon
30 December 2005
  • Summary: PROS: 1. Good image quality 2. Big LCD screen 3. Can shoot RAW 4. Semi-Auto. modes available (Aperture/Shutter priority) 5. Dedicated buttons for commonly used features (e.g., flash, trash, display, print, and quick view...these allow the user to bypass navigating the menu) 6. Display/frame-assist shows a real-time histogram and also shows a 9-part grid in the LCD (for the novice new to the rule-of-thirds). CONS: 1. No image stabilization. 2. Not sturdy..
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Overall 6
6.0

Could have been better

Mr. M. J. Robotham, Amazon
10 January 2006
  • Summary: I picked the SP-500 as a replacement to my old ultra zoom Olympus, the C-765. The 10x lens was the same, but whereas the C-765 was 4.0MP, the new camera was 6.0, and in addition the old camera’s rather expensive batteries (the LI-10B), had been exchanged for the far more sensible AA size. I have now been using the new camera for a month and on the whole I am faintly disappointed with it.
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Overall 6
6.0

CAMERA BOA MAS DE DIFICIL ASSISTÊNCIA TÉCNICA

BRENAULT, MercadoLibre
26 May 2013
  • Summary: As Câmeras Olympus são de maneira geral, junto com as NIKON e SONY as melhores do mercado. O problema é que tanto para a Olympus como para a Nikon, fora de São Paulo práticamente inexiste assistência técnica. quem comprar fora de SP vai ter a dor de cabeça de achar uma boa assistência técnica, pois suas poderosas lentes se forem usadas em cidades do litoral, se sujam no interior com poeira o que requererá manutenção periódica constante.
  • Pros: É uma câmera SLR, ou seja para quem não entende ela possui uma lente e seu visor aponta exatamente o que a lente da máquina vê
  • Cons: Fora de São Paulo práticamente inexiste assistência técnica para a mesma e seu cartão de memória original fácilmente entra no modo de proteção contra gravação o que impede sua reutilização
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

novoasbest, club.foto.ru
21 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Покупал для ежедневной семейной съёмки.
  • Pros: Качественный корпус, 10х-зум, макро режим.
  • Cons: Медленный автофокус, отсутствие индикации заряда батареи ( либо полный,либо сразу 0), низкое качество видео.
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus SP-500 UZ

trjton, eBay.de
5 May 2010
  • Summary: Die Kamera ist für Anfänger gut geeignet. Macht anständige Fotos in 5 Mega Pix. Das Objektiv kann man leider nicht außwechseln, da Kompackt. Ansonst macht es einen guten Eindruck. Viele Funktionen an Bord. Von der Fokusierundsgeschwindigkeit bei Dämmerung ist es etwas langsam.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Video quality 8
8.0

Ultra Zoom... e poi?

pandit, Ciao
2 August 2007
  • Summary: Ho acquistato la Olympus SP-500 UZ circa un annetto or sono (estate 2006) su eBay ad un prezzo interessantissimo (meno di 300 euro, illo tempore) convinto da una recensione di una rivista specializzata, in sostituzione della validissima - ma datata e con relativamente bassa risoluzione - Nikon Coolpix 2000. Da allora, ho scattato quasi 5000 foto sia per lavoro sia per diletto personale.
  • Pros: Zoom ottico 10 x, funzioni macro e super - macro
  • Cons: Autofocus, display LCD poco definito, grandangolo 38 mm equivalente
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Overall 6
6.0

Buena en gral. pero con algunos puntos importantes mejorables

MEGABUYS, MercadoLibre
30 April 2007
  • Conclusion: Una buena 2da máquina para fotografos con experiencia, a falta de estabilizador un tripode no viene mal para fotos con máximo zoom, no muy util para fotografias de acción por la lentitud de ciertas funciones. (Una aclaración : la presentación de esta máquina que se hace al principio de esta página es un poco antigua, ya no es la tope de zoom de la linea, ahora lo es la SP-550 UZ con 18x de zoom optico, estabilizador optico, etc.
  • Pros: Buena relación precio/calidad., Formato RAW
  • Cons: No tiene Estabilizador óptico de imagen, No tiene Ajuste de dioptrias, Encendido, almacenamiento, acercamientos son lentos.
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Overall 6
6.0

Buena opción para el usuario intermedio

CRC20060, MercadoLibre
7 April 2007
  • Conclusion: La relación precio-prestación es aceptable. Buena cantidad de ajustes manuales para el fotografo avezado. Extraña en una marca como Olympus los problemas de enfoque que se generan con poca iluminación, cuando al mismo tiempo y con otra compacta de menores prestaciones y precio no hay problema al respecto.
  • Pros: Buen zoom, Buena calidad de imagen con buena iluminacion, Buen soporte formatos: Jpeg-RAW, Variedad de funciones
  • Cons: Exsapera su lentitud al encender y al enfocar., Decepciona el autofocus con baja luminosidad haciendo imposible en ocasiones enfocar., Ruidosa., La memoria Xd muy cara en relación a SD/MMC
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