Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-500 UltraZoom
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Older Olympus' The best buy you can make
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pros: - Amazing pictures, no matter what setting. - Easy to use, you don't have to be too tech savvy to point and shoot. - Digital screen view or traditional viewfinder view - Comfortable neck strap included - Moderately lightweight - Quick software
Cons: - Requires 4 triple A batteries (might wanna invest in rechargeables) - No audio capture on video. - Nothing else
Summary: A super camera-way better than the newer loner p&s 20x on up (this one is 10x) I have a E-510 dslr and it even is not as good in some aspects. The macro mode is supr great. If you need a small quality camera-pay $100 or less and get it!