www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

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

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-500 UltraZoom

Showing 1-10 of 128
Overall 10
10

Amazing little camera for the price!

Theodore H Vollmer, Amazon
2 October 2013
  • 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. And the ability to go into full manual mode makes it more versatile than your standard point-and-shoot. Four AA batteries mean no special chargers or batteries to deal with, and the memory card access on the side means no fumbling batteries to swap the card out.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Very nice and useful camera!

R. Langston "WebToad", Amazon
4 February 2012
  • 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. To some extent I agree. I have used Olympus digitals for some time and still have an old C2040 that performs great. I got this one to get a little more reach for nature photos.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Older Olympus' The best buy you can make

tomdaytona, Ebay
29 November 2011
  • Summary: Pure Quality.....great piece of equipment, built like a tank, has a great eyepiece viewfinder, camera makers are leaving them off now on many models and a sunny day then becomes your enemy. The quality of the images are fantastic and even on AUTO you pics are pro quality.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Siang - Malaysia, LetsGoDigital
22 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The Olympus SP 500UZ digital camera has many functions, at first, I had to take some photos before I really understood the camera. So far I've taken many nice photo with this camera, especially night scene and portrait photo. Sometimes I choose a small aperture and low ISO - and even then I'm able to capture amazing detail and sharpness without the use of a tripod… The Olympus SP 500 UZ is simple perfect and has a very clear LCD.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

great camera.

wixen40, Ebay
2 September 2011
  • Summary: I love everything else about it! It takes excellent pictures as long as you do not use more than 3/4 of the optical zoom. Even the software that it comes with works well. I have no problem at all with the batteries lasting for a long time.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

A gem!

melystu, Amazon
2 February 2011
  • Summary: This is the third of this model camera I've purchased. . . one for self initially, one for a gift to a friend, one to replace old camera which was misplaced (and later recovered). Although listed as a "point and shoot", ie, many automatic features, this camera is considered by many to be a HYBRID between P&S and a DSLR. No lens replacements here, although a wide angle attachment is available.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Replacement - perfect!

lbrohn, Ebay
5 January 2011
  • Summary: My XD card broke in my old camera. I sent it to Olympus to fix. They wanted $160. I told them to keep it and bought this used camera for $80. It works exactly the same as my old one, and I can use all of the lens attachments I have for the camera. Very happy with my purchase.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great camera for the money

tchoor, Ebay
7 December 2010
  • Summary: Love the zoom on it but disappointed you can't use it in video mode. But then I didn't buy it for video. Takes great pics and is fun to use.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great Camera

colizzle, Ebay
2 October 2010
  • Summary: I wanted a camera that I can point and take a picture in an instant. My daughter is 2 so capturing those quick moments is a must and this was the camera that could do so. I also like that it is not complicated to use this camera. The 6 megapixel make it a little blurry on the LCD screen, but on the computer or printed out the images are perfect.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Olympus Camera SP-500uz

bluefuzz55, Ebay
30 August 2010
  • Summary: Love the product! Big Olympus fan! Easy sale for me! I just wish the delivery was faster!!! But it's all good! I have used it & it's perfect!!! Clean product, looked bran new! Thanks!!!
  • Read full review
Next page >>