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4.7 out of 10 based on 203 reviews

Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

7.1 megapixels

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  • User Score (185)
    8.5 8.5 from 185 reviewers
  • Expert Score (10)
    6.6 6.6 from 10 reviewers
  • Value for money (11)
    4.7 4.7 from 11 reviewers
  • Features (6)
    5.0 5.0 from 6 reviewers
  • Ease of use (10)
    4.9 4.9 from 10 reviewers
  • Performance (43)
    4.9 4.9 from 43 reviewers
  • Picture quality (54)
    4.5 4.5 from 54 reviewers
  • Durability (3)
    4.8 4.8 from 3 reviewers
  • Overall quality (2)
    6.1 6.1 from 2 reviewers
  • Looks (2)
    4.8 4.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Battery performance (6)
    4.8 4.8 from 6 reviewers
  • Display (42)
    4.8 4.8 from 42 reviewers
  • Video quality (5)
    4.4 4.4 from 5 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (42)
    5.2 5.2 from 42 reviewers
  • Color and saturation (2)
    4.3 4.3 from 2 reviewers
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If you are a beginner to digital cameras who is searching for something that is both attractive and compact, then chances are that the 6.2 megapixel Olympus SP-510 is a perfect choice for you. It is recommended by CNET that the Olympus SP-510 be used for beginners, since the focus of this camera is mainly on looks rather than performance. They also feel that the Olympus SP-510 has a high noise level, and that the quality of the pictures which it produces are definitely not top of the notch. Imaging Resou…

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If you are a beginner to digital cameras who is searching for something that is both attractive and compact, then chances are that the 6.2 megapixel Olympus SP-510 is a perfect choice for you. It is recommended by CNET that the Olympus SP-510 be used for beginners, since the focus of this camera is mainly on looks rather than performance. They also feel that the Olympus SP-510 has a high noise level, and that the quality of the pictures which it produces are definitely not top of the notch. Imaging Resource believes that the design of this camera is “futuristic but functional”. Some of the things which they liked about the Olympus SP-510 include that it has great color, as well as the fact that the images that are taken in moderately lit locations have a sharpness to them. On the downside, however, they did not like that there is noise in certain settings, sluggish performance, no instruction written on paper but only on a CD, and a menu system that is outdated. According Steve’s Digicams, the Olympus SP-510 has a lot to offer, such as a pretty large LCD display and long battery life.

However, unlike CNET who believes that this digital camera is the best for people who are beginners to using digital cameras, Steve’s Digicams feels that it is suitable for both beginners and advanced users. According to Steve’s Digicams, the Olympus SP-510 digital camera seems to be packed with some really great features. Overall, if you are looking for a digital camera which has a lovely design to offer you, then chances are that you may want to consider the Olympus SP-510. However, if you are looking for a high tech camera which will provide you with advanced features, then chances are that this camera should not be at the top of your list.

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