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Olympus SP-500 UltraZoom
4.6 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 8
8.0

Great for price.

lyredcars, Ebay
8 May 2012
  • Summary: Has performed very well. Easy to use. Great little camera for the investment. Would recommend to all...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

tooljunkie, Photography Review
13 June 2007
  • Summary: I like the black body. Reminds me of the nice black body SLR's that cost extra 30 years ago. I love the textured grip, very easy to hold on to the camera. One nice feature is being able to switch the view screen to the view finder.
  • Pros: AA batteries easy to find and cheap to buy. 10X zoom with great optics. Fits hand well. Something like 26 different settings including going to totally manual. Olympus quality. Large capacity card. Good battery life. Large view screen that is switchable to the view finder. Nice black body. I have...
  • Cons: Could use a wider angle lens. Needs image stabilization. Can be slow for action settings (may be me not setting it correctly). So many options can be confusing. Setting adjustment knob on top of camera is easy to bump and change setting, it needs more tension. Camera is large.
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Overall 8
8.0

Point and shoot with SLR Speed?

Sinister Minister, Amazon
4 May 2007
  • Summary: Hi All! Sin Min here with another run down for you on a new camera. Now, I don't own this one but I have given it some hands on testing and I was impressed enough, that I thought I'd pass it on.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rather good. Not perfect.

Jeremy D Vosburgh, Amazon
20 February 2007
  • Summary: I had to get a digital camera for my wife (her first). I thought a 6mp camera would be as good as she would ever need. The thing that really sold me was the 10X zoom and the small size.
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Overall 8
8.0

Long Term Review

Globetrotting Cameraphile, Amazon
24 January 2007
  • Summary: I got this camera for about twice the price 6 months ago. Now that it's about $150 it's definitely worth the price. I am an amateur photographer and I use this camera virtually every day, so I"ve shot a couple thousand pictures with it. I always keep it in my backpack and I've taken it on trips.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera

Edward H. Seagraves "PROFESSOR", Amazon
3 January 2007
  • Summary: The camera ( my second Olympus digital ) is a terrific camera that produces superb pictures. The Olympus software, however, is another matter. They have greatly "improved" over the software of 3 or 4 years ago making it very much harder to use. Bottom line - great camera but terrible software.
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Overall 8
8.0

impulse buy

J. Bailey, Amazon
14 October 2006
  • Summary: I bought this camera on impulse one day - it was a display model on sale for a great price. I own a Nikon D50 with lots of accessories, but I wanted something easier to carry - to have in my truck at all times just in case.. So far I really like it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus SP-500 Ultra Zoom

Donald W, Amazon
9 July 2006
  • Summary: The camera is an upgrade from the C-725 3MP 8X Zoom and is a major improvement particularly with a much more convenient menu system and scene mode. The screen is much larger and it is easy to transfer from the screen to the viewfinder.
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Overall 8
8.0

I recommend this camera

Kukkimom, Amazon
7 July 2006
  • Summary: I researched my choices extensively before buying this camera and narrowed it to a Konika, a Pentax Lumix and this one. I am very happy with my choice. I wanted a quality camera without the hassle and expense of bulky, higher-end camera like the Rebel.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus SP-500 UZ once you get the feel of it... It's a nice quality camera!

Holly, Amazon
1 June 2006
  • Summary: I really love this camera. Initially, I have to admit I was frustrated because alot of my pictures were blurry. I was cursing myself for giving up my Olympus C-50. Once I started to play around with the features and became more comfortable with it I am very pleased with it.
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